Pouls History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Pouls 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 Pouls 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 Pouls was an occupational name for a poultry farmer. Originally the name Pouls was derived from the Old French word poulet, meaning chicken.

Early Origins of the Pouls family

The surname Pouls 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 Pouls family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pouls research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1356, 1500, 1560, 1607, and 1699 are included under the topic Early Pouls History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pouls 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 Pouls family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Geoffroy Poulard, Franco-Breton Squire who bravely fought but was killed at the Combat of the Thirty on March 26th, 1351; and Pierrard Poullet, a writer at the end of the 16th century. John Poulett (1586-1649), 1st Baron Poulett, was a cavalier...
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United States Pouls migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pouls Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Paul Pouls, who arrived in Virginia in 1684 [1]
Pouls Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catherine Pouls, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pouls (post 1700) +

  • Matthew J. Pouls, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Macomb County 1st District, 1961 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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