The name Poleon came to England
with the ancestors of the Poleon family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus,
which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.
Early Origins of the Poleon family
The surname Poleon 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.
Early History of the Poleon family
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Poleon Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Poleon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Poleon family to Ireland
Some of the Poleon 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.
Migration of the Poleon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Poleon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Marie Poleon, who landed in Montreal in 1659