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Pole is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Pole family once lived near a pool of water. The surname Pole belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Pole Early Origins



The surname Pole was first found in Dorset at Poole, now a large coastal town and seaport. While today Poole is a large tourist resort, looking back to as early as the Iron Age, this costal town was a major fishing port. The Romans landed at Poole during their conquest of Britain in the 1st century. Years later, the Vikings in 876 landed; Guthrum sailed his fleet through the harbour to attack Wareham, and in later 1015, Canute began his conquest of England here using it as a base to raid and pillage Wessex. Centuries later in the 16th century, Poole would become a major commercial center for the North American colonies, including the vast fisheries of Newfoundland. Accordingly, many Newfoundlanders trace their lineage through Poole or nearby communities. Another branch was found at Ewelme in Oxfordshire at ancient times. "William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, who obtained the manor by marriage with Alice, daughter and heiress of Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey Chaucer, the poet, in whose family it had been for many years, erected the present church and a noble mansion, of which latter only some of the outoffices now remain. There are some handsome monuments, one of which, to the memory of the Duchess of Suffolk, who died in 1475, is elaborately embellished; the Chaucer monument, an altar-tomb, is ornamented with numerous shields of armorial bearings, and inlaid with brasses on which are the effigies of a knight and his lady, in the costume of the fifteenth century." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And another branch was found at Radbourn in Derbyshire. "On the death of Sir John Chandos, the celebrated warrior, in 1370, the estate passed to his representatives in the female line, and eventually to Sir Peter de la Pole, from whom the manor has descended to its present owner, Edward Sacheverel Chandos Pole, Esq. Radbourn Hall, a large brick mansion of modern date, the seat of the Pole family, stands on an eminence in a well-wooded park, commanding extensive views in all directions." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pole Spelling Variations


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Pole Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pole family name include Pool, Pooley, Poole, Pole, Pull and others.

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Pole Early History


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Pole Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pole research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1541, 1541, 1462, 1505, 1500, 1558, 1566, 1612, 1448, 1601, 1564, 1632, 1597, 1626, 1566, 1612, 1661, 1614, 1648, 1617, 1673, 1640, 1673, 1624, 1679, 1629, 1621, 1629, 1661, 1614, 1648 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Pole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pole Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pole Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Margaret Pole the Blessed, Countess of Salisbury (1473-1541), an English peeress - she was executed in 1541 at the command of King Henry VIII; Sir Richard Pole, KG (1462-1505), created Knight of the Garter and married to Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury...

Another 206 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pole Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pole In Ireland


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Pole In Ireland



Some of the Pole family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Pole surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Pole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliz Pole, who settled in Massachusetts sometime between 1620 and 1650
  • Elizabeth Pole, who arrived in Massachusetts sometime between 1620 and 1650
  • Edward Pole, who came to Boston in 1635
  • Edward Pole, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • William Pole settled in New England in 1649
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pole Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Adam Pole, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Pole Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Pole, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1847

Pole Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Pole arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • John Pole arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  • Sigmund Pole, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"
  • William Pole, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • William Pole, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pole Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joan Pole, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pole (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pole (post 1700)



  • Richard Henry "Dick" Pole (b. 1950), American retired Major League Baseball player and a former Cincinnati Reds pitching coach
  • William Pole Jr., American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore County, 1886
  • George W. Pole, American politician, Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention, 1867
  • Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Morice Pole (1757-1830), 1st Baronet, English naval officer and Colonial Governor of Newfoundland (1800-1801)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pollet virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue excels.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Pole Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pole Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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