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Polster Early Origins



The surname Polster was first found in Surrey at Polstead, a Saxon small village and civil parish that dates back to c. 975 when it was listed as Polstede. By the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had evolved into Polesteda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "place by a pool," having derived from the Old English "pol" + "stede." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
To this day, there are still two large ponds in the village. The church located at the bottom of Polstead Hill, close to Polstead Pond, dates from the 12th century and contains what many believe are the earliest bricks made in England. Polstead Heath is a hamlet nearby.

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Polster Spelling Variations


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Polster Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Polsted, Polstead, Poulstead, Poolsted, Poolstead, Polstodd, Polstrod, Polstrode, Bolsted, Bolstead, Bolstrod and many more.

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Polster Early History


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Polster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Polster research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1476, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Polster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Polster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Polster Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Polster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Polster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Polster (post 1700)



  • August Carl Polster (1885-1942), American politician, Mayor of Wausau, Wisconsin, 1938-42

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Polster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Polster 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.

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