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Polin is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus, which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.

Polin Early Origins



The surname Polin 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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Polin Spelling Variations


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Polin Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Polin family name include Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.

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Polin Early History


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Polin Early History



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

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Polin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Polin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Polin In Ireland


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Polin In Ireland



Some of the Polin 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Polin family to immigrate North America:

Polin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Polin landed in America in 1769

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Contemporary Notables of the name Polin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Polin (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General John Arthur Polin (1884-1965), American Adjutant-General of Kentucky (1939-1944)
  • Morris Polin, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Illinois, 1960
  • John A. Polin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928, 1948, 1952 (alternate)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Polin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Polin 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 14:47.

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