patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Poule family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Poule was an occupational name for a poultry farmer. Originally the name Poule was derived from the Old French word poulet, meaning chicken.
Early Origins of the Poule family
Early History of the Poule family
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Poule Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Poule, Poulle, Poul, Poulet, Poullet, Poulot, Poullot, Pouliot, Poulieau, Poulieaux, Pouliaut, Pouliaulx, Pouliault, Poulard, Poulat, Poulas, Poulastre, Poulastron, Pouleteau, Pouleteaux, Poulteau, Poulteaux, Poulié, Pouliet, Pouletier, Poultier, Poulain and many more.
Early Notables of the Poule family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Poule family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arnaud-Guillaume Poulet, originally of Bédenac in Charente-Maritime, who settled in Quebec, where he married Élisabeth Pépie dit Lafleur in 1761.
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