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Pollen is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Pollen comes from the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus, which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.

Pollen Early Origins



The surname Pollen 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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Pollen Spelling Variations


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Pollen Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Pollen are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pollen include Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.

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Pollen Early History


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Pollen Early History



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

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Pollen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pollen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pollen In Ireland


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Pollen In Ireland



Some of the Pollen 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Pollen, or a variant listed above:

Pollen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Pollen who settled in Virginia in 1636

Pollen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Pollen, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pollen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pollen (post 1700)



  • Arabella Pollen (b. 1961), English fashion designer
  • John Hungerford Pollen (1858-1925), English Jesuit, known as a historian of the Protestant Reformation Life
  • George Pollen (b. 1939), English composer and arranger
  • Sir Walter Michael Hungerford Pollen (b. 1894), English army Captain, who was awarded the Military Cross
  • Geir Pollen (b. 1953), Norwegian poet, novelist and translator
  • Ole Petter Pollen (b. 1966), Norwegian Olympic silver medalist sailor at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Peter Pollen, Canadian politician, Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia (1971-1975), Leader of the BC Conservative Party (1985-1986)
  • François Paul Louis Pollen (1842-1886), Dutch naturalist and merchant
  • Daniel Pollen (1813-1896), the son of Elizabeth (née O'Neill) and Hugh Pollen and became the ninth Premier of New Zealand, eponym of Pollen Island, New Zealand
  • Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen (1866-1937), British writer on naval affairs

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Pollen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pollen 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 12 November 2014 at 15:37.

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