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Polke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, Scottish


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.

Early Origins of the Polke family


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.

Early History of the Polke family


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Polke Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Polke family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Polke family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Polke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ferdinand Polke, who settled in New York City in 1860

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Polke, American politician, Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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