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The name Pollan was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus, which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.

Pollan Early Origins



The surname Pollan was first found in Staffordshire from very ancient times, and Lincolnshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Odcombe. The origin of the name has long since faded into the mists of time but most scholars give the name as a Norman Christian name belonging to a settler, Paulinus, who landed in England soon after the Norman Conquest.

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Pollan Spelling Variations


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Pollan Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.

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Pollan Early History


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Pollan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pollan research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1636 are included under the topic Early Pollan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pollan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pollan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pollan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pollan In Ireland


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Pollan In Ireland



Some of the Pollan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Pollan or a variant listed above were:

Pollan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andres Pollan, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pollan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pollan (post 1700)



  • Carolyn Joan Clark Pollan (b. 1937), American former politician, Member of the Arkansas State Representative from Sebastian County (1975-1999)
  • Michael Pollan (b. 1955), American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism
  • Carolyn Pollan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1972
  • Tracy Pollan (b. 1960), American actress, best known for her role as Ellen Reed on the sitcom Family Ties from 1985 to 1987

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Pollan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pollan 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 21 December 2015 at 19:55.

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