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The Polke surname is of Slavic origin, derived from a personal name made up the elements "bole" which meant "large" and "slav" which meant "glory." In other cases, Polke was a German name used for someone from Poland.

Polke Early Origins



The surname Polke was first found in West Prussia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Polke Spelling Variations


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Polke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Polk, Polke, Polka, Polkau, Polki and others.

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Polke Early History


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Polke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Polke research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Polke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Polke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Polke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Polke Notables 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:

Polke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ferdinand Polke, who came to New York City in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Polke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Polke (post 1700)



  • William Polke (1775-1843), American politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1816-21; Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1822; Probate judge in Indiana, 1829-31
  • Charles Polke, American politician, Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1816

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Polke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Polke 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 16 March 2010 at 07:59.

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