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Polen is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Polen came from the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus, which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.

Polen Early Origins



The surname Polen was first found in Staffordshire from very ancient times, and Lincolnshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Odcombe. The origin of the name has long since faded into the mists of time but most scholars give the name as a Norman Christian name belonging to a settler, Paulinus, who landed in England soon after the Norman Conquest.

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Polen Spelling Variations


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Polen Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Polen has been recorded under many different variations, including Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.

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Polen Early History


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Polen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Polen research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1636 are included under the topic Early Polen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Polen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Polen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Polen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Polen In Ireland


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Polen In Ireland



Some of the Polen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 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


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Polens were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Polen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Melis Van Polen, who arrived in Iowa in 1857
  • J. Polen, aged 5, who arrived in America from Finland, in 1892
  • Jantje Polen, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Johan B. Polen, aged 10, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • William Polen, aged 62, who arrived in America, in 1897

Polen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Philip Polen, aged 43, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • G. Polen, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • Eva Polen, aged 49, who arrived in America from Dubora, Hungary, in 1909
  • Mottel Polen, aged 26, who arrived in America from Litten, Russia, in 1910
  • Nikolaus Polen, aged 27, who arrived in America from Budapest, Hungary, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Polen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Polen (post 1700)



  • Bruce Polen (b. 1951), American former football coach for the Pittsburg State Gorillas
  • Doug Polen (b. 1960), American former world champion motorcycle road racer
  • Robert Caylor Polen, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Marshall County, 1967-7
  • Robert Polen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1928

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Polen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Polen 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 October 2015 at 14:29.

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