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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 setted in 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 [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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Polke Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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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