Show ContentsPollington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Pollington family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Pocklington, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The place-name Pocklington is derived from the Old English personal name Pocela and the Old English word tun, which means farm or settlement. The place-name as a whole means "farm of a man called Pocela." Pocklington was in the East Riding of Yorkshire in the Middle Ages; since the English Government reorganized the county system in 1974, it has been in Humberside. Pocklington was recorded as Poclinton in the Domesday Book compiled in 1086.

Early Origins of the Pollington family

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

Early History of the Pollington family

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Pollington Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Pollington include Pocklington, Pollington and others.

Early Notables of the Pollington family

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Ireland Migration of the Pollington family to Ireland

Some of the Pollington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Australia Pollington migration to Australia +

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

Pollington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Pollington, (b. 1808), aged 40, English farm labourer who was convicted in Lewes, Sussex, England for 10 years for theft, transported aboard the "Bangalore" on 28th March 1848, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) from Bermuda, he died in 1879 [1]

West Indies Pollington migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Pollington Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Charles Pollington, aged 26, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [3]
  • Mr. Charles Pollington, (b. 1609), aged 26, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Anne and Elizabeth" arriving in Barbados in 1635 [4]

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th September 2020). Retrieved from
  3. 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)
  4. Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's. Retrieved 23rd September 2021 from on Facebook