During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Poulos was first used in France. While the 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 Poulos 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 Poulos was an occupational name for a poultry farmer. Originally the name Poulos was derived from the Old French word poulet, meaning chicken.
Early Origins of the Poulos family
The surname Poulos was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was established in the village of Beaujolais, in the diocese of Langres.
Early History of the Poulos family
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Poulos 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 Poulos family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Poulos family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Poulos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ligory Poulos, aged 52, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Megali Hellas" from Piraeus, Greece CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WV-N43 : 6 December 2014), Ligory Poulos, 29 Oct 1919; citing departure port Piraeus, Greece, arrival port New York, ship name Megali Hellas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Harris Poulos, who landed in Alabama in 1921 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Poulos (post 1700)
- Ernest T. Poulos (1926-1997), American Thoroughbred horse trainer
- Leah Jean Poulos (b. 1951), American two-time gold, six-time silver medalist speed skater, active in the 1970s and 1980s
- George R. Poulos, American politician, Mayor of Flint, Michigan, 1962-64 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Harry George Poulos (b. 1940), Australian civil engineer who specializes in geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics