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Poultney Early Origins



The surname Poultney was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Poultney, held by Ralph from the Bishop of Lincoln, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Poultney Early History


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Poultney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poultney research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1336, 1487, 1527, 1603, 1624, 1691, 1679, 1681, 1684, 1764, 1668, 1726, 1684 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Poultney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poultney Spelling Variations


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Poultney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pulteney, Poulteney, Poultney, Poultnay, Poultenay, Pulteney, Pultnay, Pounteney, Pountney, Pounteney and many more.

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Poultney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poultney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Pulteney (1624-1691), an English Member of Parliament for Westminster (1679-1681); William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, PC (1684-1764)...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poultney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Poultney, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [2]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)

Poultney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R.C. Poultney, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Thomas Poultney, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1895

Poultney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maud Poultney, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Worcester, in 1906
  • Wm. Poultney, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Worcester, in 1906
  • Sarah Poultney, aged 27, who landed in America from England, in 1908
  • Albert Poultney, aged 29, who settled in America from England, in 1908
  • Edith Poultney, aged 30, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Poultney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Poultney, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poultney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poultney (post 1700)



  • Philip Poultney, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore County, 1839-43, 1852-53 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frankie Poultney (b. 1973), professional British adagio ice skater

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Poultney Historic Events


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Poultney Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Poultney, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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