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The history of the name Pullman begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a young buck; it is derived from the Old French word poulain, which meant colt. This nickname would have been given to a person given over to friskiness and possessed of a certain nervous energy in much the same way a young horse is. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the pre-Christian era, many pagan gods and demigods were believed to be a mixture of animals and humans, such as the Greek god Pan who was the god of flocks and herds and was represented as a man with the legs, horns and ears of a goat. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk-tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans.

Pullman Early Origins



The surname Pullman was first found in Yorkshire but one of the earliest record of the name was Robert Pullen (died 1146), an English theologian and official of the Roman Catholic Church. He is generally thought to have been born in Poole, Devonshire and first educated in England. He was Archdeacon of Rochester in 1134, Shortly after this appointment, he went to Paris. There, he taught logic and theology tutoring John of Salisbury, who describes him as a man commended both by his life and his learning in 1141. Back in France, we found that John and Ivo Polain were listed in Normandy (1185-1190.) A few years later nine of the name were listed there in 1198 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

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Pullman Spelling Variations


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Pullman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pullman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pullman include: Pulleine, Pullen, Pullan, Pulleyn, Pulling and many more.

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Pullman Early History


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Pullman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pullman research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1598 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Pullman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pullman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pullman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pullman 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pullman or a variant listed above:

Pullman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Pullman, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1879
  • Clara J. Pullman, aged 49, who landed in America from England, in 1892
  • A.J. Pullman, aged 33, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1893
  • Giles Pullman, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Edwin J. Pullman, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pullman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hattie Pullman, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Chane Pullman, aged 22, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • Harry Pullman, aged 19, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Edward E. Pullman, aged 45, who settled in America from Guildford, England, in 1909
  • Garry Pullman, aged 45, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pullman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Pullman, aged 48, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Maria Pullman, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Mary Ann Pullman, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • George Pullman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • George Pullman, aged 48, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pullman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Pullman, aged 27, a domestic servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pullman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pullman (post 1700)



  • George Mortimer Pullman (1831-1897), American inventor and industrialist, best remembered as the inventor of the Pullman sleeping car
  • William James "Bill" Pullman (b. 1953), American film, television, and stage actor
  • Saul Pullman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • Francis T. Pullman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Nassau County 1st District, 1965
  • E. Bert Pullman (b. 1872), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1913
  • Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (b. 1946), English writer
  • Simon Pullman (1890-1942), Polish violinist, conductor, music teacher
  • Bernard Pullman (1919-1996), French theoretical quantum chemist and quantum biochemist, husband of Alberte
  • Alberte Pullman (b. 1920), French theoretical and quantum chemist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nulla pallescere culpa
Motto Translation: To turn pale from no crime.


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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Pullman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pullman 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.

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