Poehlein Family History
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Poehlein Name Meaning
German: probably a variant of Pohley, a habitational name in Silesia for someone from a place named Poley (also Pohley), from Slavic polan ‘field dweller’. Misinterpretation of the etymology of the surname makes it sound like a German name ending with the diminutive sufix -lein.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press