Poulten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Poulten family

The surname Poulten was first found in Cheshire where Roger, a Norman Baron, held Poulton Lancelyn as under tenant from Osbert FitzTezzo and the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. Conjecturally, the Poultons are descended from Roger de Poulton. "In Doomsday tax, the district which is now called St. Breock, [Cornwall] was rated under that of Polton or Pawton." [1]

"A Cistercian abbey was founded in [Pouton in] 1153, by Robert, who was butler to Ranulph, second Earl of Chester; but the monks having suffered greatly from frequent incursions of the Welsh, removed to Dieulacres, in Staffordshire, in 1214, from which time, till the Dissolution, Poulton continued parcel of the possessions of that monastery." [2]

A branch of the family was later established in Desborough, Northamptonshire. "The church is an ancient cruciform structure, with a good tower surmounted by a spire, and contains in the chancel a monument to the ancient family of Pulton, who for fourteen generations held the lordship of the place: of this family, Ferdinando Pulton, an eminent lawyer, who compiled the statutes at large from the time of Magna Charta to the sixteenth of James the First, was born here, and lies buried in the chancel." [2]

The markettown and parish of Poutlon-in-the-Fylde in Lancashire was an ancient family seat. "This place, called Poltun in the Domesday Survey, appears to have belonged, about the time of that survey, to the priory of Lancaster; and in the 27th of Edward I., Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and others held Pulton in trust for the priory. In 1342, a family of the local name possessed a small quantity of land in the parish." [2]

Kirby's Quest lists the following early entries for the family: Henry de Pulton, Somerset and

Walter de Pulton, Somerset. Both were listed as "1 Edward III," in other words, as "living there during the first year of the reign of King Edward III." [3]

Early History of the Poulten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poulten research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1433, 1395, 1403, 1536, 1618, 1601, 1641, 1638, 1995, 1654 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Poulten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Poulten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Poulton, Poolton, Pulton, Pullton, Polton, Pouleton and many more.

Early Notables of the Poulten family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Polton (died 1433), English bishop of Hereford, Chichester, and Worcester, may be the Thomas Polton who was temporarily Archdeacon of Taunton in 1395, and again about 1403; Ferninando Pulton (1536-1618), a legal author, son of Giles Pulton of Desborough, Northamptonshire, where the family had been settled for fourteen generations; and Ferdinand Poulton, S.J...
Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poulten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Poulten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poulten Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Richard Poulten, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Charles Poulten, aged 42, who immigrated to America, in 1923

Australia Poulten migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Poulten Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Poulten, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Poulten (post 1700) +

  • Samuel Poulten, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996, 2000 (alternate), 2004, 2008 (alternate) [5]

  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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