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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.

Poulos Early Origins



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.

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Poulos Spelling Variations


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Poulos 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.

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Poulos Early History


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Poulos Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poulos research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1356, 1500, 1560, 1607, and 1699 are included under the topic Early Poulos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poulos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poulos Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poulos 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poulos Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ligory Poulos, aged 52, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Megali Hellas" from Piraeus, Greece [1]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulos (post 1700)


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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
  • Harry George Poulos (b. 1940), Australian civil engineer who specializes in geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "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.).

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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The Poulos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poulos 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 16 November 2016 at 08:08.

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