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Poley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Poley family


The surname Poley was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Poley family


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Poley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Polhill, Polwhele, Polwel, Polhel, Polhal, Polley and many more.

Early Notables of the Poley family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Polwhele of Polwhele Castle; David Polhill (1674-1754), British politician, MP for Rochester, Bramber and Kent; Margaret Polley (died 1555), English Protestant martyr from Rochester, Kent; Sir Edmund Poley (1619-1671), Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds; and his son, Henry Poley (1654-1707)...
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Migration of the Poley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Poley, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Poley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eunice A Poley, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Carl Poley, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Charles Poley, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Helen C Poley, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Helen Poley, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Poley (post 1700)


  • Ted Harris Poley (b. 1964), American rock singer and drummer in the band Danger Danger
  • Viola Poley (b. 1955), German gold medalist rower who at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Robert Poley (b. 1955), former professional Canadian football offensive linesman

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