Poland Family History
Poland Name Meaning
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. Irish (County Offaly also Armagh and Down): variant of Polin . Compare Polan . German: ethnic name from Middle High German Polan ‘Poland’ + excrescent -d denoting an ethnic Pole or someone with Polish connections. Altered form of French Poulin or Poulain ‘young animal colt’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022