Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Polls family
The surname Polls was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Polls family
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Polls Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Poll, Polle, Pol, Pole, Polles, Polls, Poles, Pols, Poel, Pole, de Poll, de Poel and many more.
Early Notables of the Polls family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Polls family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Polls Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Heinrich Polls, who settled in Illinois in 1841
Polls Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- James Polls, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
Polls Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Edmund Polls, aged 23, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
- Jane E. Polls, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
- Effie E. Polls, aged 6 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888