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Poulton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Poulton family


The surname Poulton 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.

"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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
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.


Early History of the Poulton family


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Poulton Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Poulton 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...
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Migration of the Poulton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poulton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Poulton, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • William Poulton, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [3]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)

Poulton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Poulton, who landed in New York in 1835 [3]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)

Poulton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Poulton, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Poulton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Poulton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Poulton, aged 27, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  • James Poulton, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm
  • Edward Poulton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  • Thomas Poulton, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  • Thomas Poulton, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Poulton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emma Poulton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Poulton (post 1700)


  • Bruce Poulton (1927-2015), American educator, the 10th Chancellor of North Carolina State University from 1982 to 1989
  • George Henry Poulton (1929-2010), English professional association football player
  • Diana Poulton (1903-1995), English lutenist and musicologist
  • George R. Poulton (1828-1867), English musician and composer, best known for composing the tune to "Aura Lea"
  • Henry Mortimer Poulton (1898-1973), British administrator in British India, Chief Commissioner of Balochistan (1946)
  • Edward L. Poulton (1865-1937), British trade unionist
  • Harry Poulton (1919-1981), Canadian sprint canoer at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Tom Poulton (1897-1963), British magazine and medical illustrator
  • Neil Poulton (b. 1963), Scottish product designer, based in Paris, France
  • Leah Joy Poulton (b. 1984), Australian cricketer who plays for New South Wales and Australia
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  7. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml


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