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Origin and popularity of the name POLAND


Poland : 1: English: habitational name from a place in Hampshire called Poland which probably derives from Old English Pōling or Pulling ‘pool place’. Alternatively it may be a variant of any of the similar (like-sounding) English surnames such as Pulham and Pullen altered by folk etymology to conform to the name of the country in central Europe.2: Irish (County Offaly also Armagh and Down): variant of Polin. Compare Polan.3: German: ethnic name from Middle High German Polan ‘Poland’ + excrescent -d denoting an ethnic Pole or someone with Polish connections.4: Altered form of French Poulin or Poulain ‘young animal colt’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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