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The ancient Viking-Scottish name Polson is derived from the personal name Paul. This name, which is derived from the Norse name Pál, was very popular among the Northmen.

Polson Early Origins



The surname Polson was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Polson Spelling Variations


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Polson Spelling Variations



The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Polson include Polson, Poulson, Poulsen, Poulsin, Poleson, Pole and many more.

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Polson Early History


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Polson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Polson research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1456, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Polson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Polson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Polson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Polson 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



The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North Ameri ca. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Polson or a variant listed above, including:

Polson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Polson settled in Maryland in 1674

Polson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Polson, who settled in Maryland in 1718 with her husband
  • Zachariah Polson settled in Pennsylvania in 1772 with his wife Catherine

Polson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Polson, aged 40, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Polson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Polson (post 1700)



  • Ralph Polson (b. 1929), American former NBA basketball player
  • Alexander Polson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1912, 1916
  • Florence Ada Mary Lamb Polson (1877-1941), New Zealand rural women's advocate
  • Lynn Polson (b. 1962), Canadian basketball player at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Clarence Percival "Clarrie" Polson, New Zealand rugby league player, active 1920 to 1924 when he represented his country
  • Sir William John Polson KCMG (1875-1960), New Zealand politician
  • Colonel Sir Thomas Andrew Polson KBE, CMG, TD (1865-1946), British author, Member of Parliament for Dover (1921 – 1922)
  • Cecily Polson, Australian actress, known for her work in Muriel's Wedding (1994), See No Evil (2006) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
  • Nicholas Polson, British statistician
  • John Polson (b. 1965), Australian actor, director and founder of Tropfest

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    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Polson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Polson 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 19 November 2016 at 09:30.

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