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Polley Early Origins



The surname Polley was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Polley Spelling Variations


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Polley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Polhill, Polwhele, Polwel, Polhel, Polhal, Polley and many more.

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Polley Early History


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Polley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Polley research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1140, 1674, 1754, 1555, 1619, 1671, 1654, 1707, 1568, 1602 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Polley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Polley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Polley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Polwhele of Polwhele Castle; David Polhill (1674-1754), British politician, MP for Rochester, Bramber and Kent; Margaret Polley (died 1555), English Protestant martyr from Rochester, Kent; Sir Edmund Poley (1619-1671), Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds; and his son, Henry Poley (1654-1707)...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Polley 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:

Polley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Morgan Polley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Frederick Polley, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Hereford, in 1895
  • Wm. Polley, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895

Polley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William B. Polley, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1900
  • Jennie A. Polley, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Belfast, in 1900
  • Thomas Polley, aged 52, who emigrated to America from Belfast, in 1901
  • Helene Polley, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Bruno Polley, aged 25, who settled in America from London, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Polley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Minna Polley, aged 33, who emigrated to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, in 1916
  • John Polley, aged 46, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Polley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Polley (post 1700)



  • Eugene Polley (1916-2012), American inventor of the Flash-Matic in 1955, better known today as the television remote
  • Tommy Polley (b. 1978), American NFL football player
  • Stanley "Stan" Herbert Polley (1922-2009), American entertainment manager from the 60s and 70s, best known for his work with the rock band Badfinger
  • Dale Polley (b. 1965), American retired Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees
  • O. H. Polley Sr., American politician, Mayor of Center, Texas, 1922-25
  • Lydia R. Polley, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 9th District, 2000
  • James T. Polley, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1986
  • J. C. Polley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1868
  • Ernest E. Polley, American politician, Mayor of Juneau, Alaska, 1985-88
  • E. M. Polley, American Republican politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1923-24
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Polley Historic Events


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Polley Historic Events




Flight 191

  • Mrs. Polley, American passenger from Milwaukee, Michigan, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Polley Family Crest Products


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Polley Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Polley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Polley 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 28 April 2016 at 06:54.

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