Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Polster family
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 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." 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.
Early History of the Polster family
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Polster Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Polsted, Polstead, Poulstead, Poolsted, Poolstead, Polstodd, Polstrod, Polstrode, Bolsted, Bolstead, Bolstrod and many more.
Early Notables of the Polster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Polster family to the New World and Oceana
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Polster (post 1700)
- August Carl Polster (1885-1942), American politician, Mayor of Wausau, Wisconsin, 1938-42 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html