Pollinger is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who worked as the baker.
This name was also referred to as le boulanger
which is the Old French form, and in the sharpened form as Pullinger.
Early Origins of the Pollinger family
The surname Pollinger was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Pollinger family
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Pollinger Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Pollinger has appeared include Bullinger, Bulenger, Pullenger, Pullinger, Bulinger and many more.
Early Notables of the Pollinger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pollinger family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pollinger arrived in North America very early:
Pollinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Stephen Pollinger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)