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The name Polgreen comes from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain after the Conquest of 1066. It was a name for a person who had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or some devotional area in Europe such as the tomb of St. Thomas a Beckett at Canterbury.

Polgreen Early Origins



The surname Polgreen was first found in Norfolk, where the family held lands after the Norman Conquest. Robert, John, and Thomas Pelerin were all registered in Normandy between 1180 and 1195.

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Polgreen Spelling Variations


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Polgreen Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Pilgrim, Pilgrime, Pilgram, Pegram, Pegrem, Pelerin, Peregrine and many more.

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Polgreen Early History


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Polgreen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Polgreen research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1200 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Polgreen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Polgreen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Polgreen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Polgreen In Ireland


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Polgreen In Ireland



Some of the Polgreen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Polgreen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Polgreen, aged 40, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"
  • William Polgreen, aged 18, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"
  • Mary Polgreen, aged 14, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Polgreen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Polgreen 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 23 July 2014 at 11:40.

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