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The ancestors of the Poling family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Poling is based on the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus, which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.

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The surname Poling 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.

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Poling include Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.


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

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

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Some of the Poling 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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In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Polings to arrive on North American shores:

Poling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Giuseppe Poling, aged 21, originally from Bialmonte, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Principe De Piemonte" from Palermo, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG9-X47 : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Poling, 08 Jul 1907; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Principe De Piemonte, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rosa Poling, aged 18, originally from Dleod, Hungary, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Amerika" from Cuxhaven, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPX-646 : 6 December 2014), Rosa Poling, 27 Jun 1908; citing departure port Cuxhaven, arrival port New York, ship name Amerika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Kati Poling, aged 27, originally from Obad, Hungary, arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJW3-SM2 : 6 December 2014), Kati Poling, 08 Dec 1915; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Josef Poling, aged 6, originally from Obad, Hungary, arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJW3-SML : 6 December 2014), Josef Poling, 08 Dec 1915; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rosi Poling, aged 4, originally from Obad, Hungary, arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJW3-SMG : 6 December 2014), Rosi Poling, 08 Dec 1915; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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  • Harold Arthur "Red" Poling (1926-2012), American businessman, CEO and Chairman of Ford Motor Company (1990 to 1993)
  • Eleanor Mondale Poling (1960-2011), American television and radio personality
  • Kermit Poling (b. 1960), American conductor, violinist and composer
  • Chandler Hall Poling (b. 1957), American Emmy Award winning musician and composer
  • Al Poling, American professional wrestler
  • Daniel A. Poling, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1951
  • Daniel A. Poling, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1912
  • Corel Poling, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Calhoun County, 1942
  • Clyde Poling (b. 1891), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Barbour County, 1917-18
  • Carlton Poling, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
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  • History and Genealogy of the Poling Family by Clerissa H. Tatterson.
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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG9-X47 : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Poling, 08 Jul 1907; citing departure port Palermo, arrival port New York, ship name Principe De Piemonte, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPX-646 : 6 December 2014), Rosa Poling, 27 Jun 1908; citing departure port Cuxhaven, arrival port New York, ship name Amerika, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJW3-SM2 : 6 December 2014), Kati Poling, 08 Dec 1915; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJW3-SML : 6 December 2014), Josef Poling, 08 Dec 1915; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJW3-SMG : 6 December 2014), Rosi Poling, 08 Dec 1915; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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