Poll History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Poll family

The surname Poll was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie), where this illustrious family held a family seat since ancient times.

One of the first records of the family was John de St. Paul (ca.1295-1362), Archbishop of Dublin, probably a native of Owston in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "He may have been a son of Thomas and brother of Robert de St. Paul, lord of Byram in the same Riding, on whose behalf he obtained from Edward II the remission of fines imposed on Robert for his adherence to Thomas of Lancaster. He was possibly connected with Mary de St. Paul or St. Pol, daughter of the Count de St. Pol, who married Aymer de Valence, earl of Pembroke, and frequently made John de St. Paul her attorney during her absence from England.The family probably came originally from Guienne, and it had many descendants settled in Yorkshire. " [1]

Early History of the Poll family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poll research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1068, 1150, 1184, 1290, and 1577 are included under the topic Early Poll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Poll Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Saint-Pol, Saint-Paul, Saint-Pohl, Saint-Pole, Saint-Poul, Saint-Poule, Paul, Pol, Pohl and many more.

Early Notables of the Poll family (pre 1700)

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United States Poll migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Poll, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820
  • Carl Poll, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833
  • Carl Poll, who landed in New York in 1833
  • John Doederick Poll naturalized in Missouri in 1848
  • John Doederick Poll, aged 42, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Poll migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poll Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Joshua Poll U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 1 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [3]

Australia Poll migration to Australia +

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

Poll Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Walter Charles Poll, (b. 1835), aged 25, Cornish seaman who immigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Wansfel" convicted at Darlinghurst Gaol in 1860 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Poll (post 1700) +

  • Richard Douglas Poll (1918-1994), American historian, academic and author
  • Jon Poll (b. 1958), American film director, editor and producer
  • Claudia Poll (b. 1972), Central American Olympic gold medal swimmer
  • Jack A. Poll, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Wyoming, Michigan, 2005 [5]
  • Henry Poll, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 24th District, 1934 [5]
  • Donna M. Poll, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980 [5]
  • Jaap van der Poll (1914-2010), Dutch javelin thrower
  • Mihkel Poll (b. 1986), Estonian pianist trained
  • Max Fernand Leon Poll (1908-1991), Belgian ichthyologist who specialised in Cichlidae
  • Jacob Rudolph Hendrik Neervoort van de Poll (1862-1925), Dutch entomologist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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