Polkinghorne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Polkinghorne family

The surname Polkinghorne was first found in Cornwall where the "manor of Polkinhorne belonged at a very early period to an ancient family of that name, with whom it continued until the reign of Charles II. ; when the heiress of this family married Thomas Glynn, Esq; of Helston." [1]

Early History of the Polkinghorne family

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Polkinghorne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Polkinghorne, Polkingham, Polkinham and others.

Early Notables of the Polkinghorne family (pre 1700)

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Australia Polkinghorne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Polkinghorne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Polkinghorne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1840 [2]
  • Richard Polkinghorne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1849 [3]
  • Jane R. Polkinghorne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1849 [3]
  • Peter Polkinghorne, aged 43, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" [4]
  • William Polkinghorne, aged 4, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" [4]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Polkinghorne (post 1700) +

  • Francis Polkinghorne Pascoe (1813-1893), English entomologist from Cornwall who was mainly interested in Coleoptera
  • James Polkinghorne (1788-1854), Cornish champion wrestler, best known for his match on 23 October 1826 against Abraham Cann of Colebrooke, champion of Devon
  • David Polkinghorne (b. 1956), Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the VFL from 1975 to 1984
  • James Polkinghorne (b. 1989), Australian rules footballer for the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League
  • Clare Polkinghorne (b. 1989), Australian footballer, member of the Australian National Team (2006-), Brisbane Roar Captain (2007-)
  • The Rev Dr John Polkinghorne KBE, FRS (b. 1930), British particle physicist and theologian, Professor of Mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979
  • Adam William Polkinghorne (b. 1975), Australian cricket player
  • Francis Polkinghorne Pascoe (1813-1893), English entomologist from Cornwall; he sailed for Australia in 1836 aboard the Buffalo, but returned later after coming into some property by the death of a relative in March 1843, settled near his property at St. Austell, Cornwall and later in London where he died suddenly on 20 June 1893


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERLOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Waterloo.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PAKENHAM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Pakenham.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1854.shtml


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