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I am researching the POLAND surname, and have become stuck on my 4th great grandfather, Zebulon Poland. The only information I have regarding him is that he was born in 1755 (Devon, Eng), married Elizabeth Burn (6 Mar 1780, Devon, Eng), had 7 children* and died 19 July 1836. Surely there mnust be someone out there with him as a relative, I can't be the only person ..
*The children's names are: Mary, Zebulon, John (died as infant), John, Sarah, William, Soloman.
I am a direct descendant of their fourth child, John. I have been looking for his exact birth date and parents' information for the past 10 years and have come up with nothing. Unfortunately I am not in a position to join one of the expensive genealogy websites; and no doubt this is where I would probably find what I'm looking for. Amazing how you get 'free searches' but when the information comes up, you have to sign up and pay to view it.
Ever since I was a child, I was told that the POLAND surname came from France into England. However, over the years I have also found out that the surname originally came from the country (Poland) as well, then into Germany, then into France. I don't seem to be able to find anyone anywhere who is researching the same line as myself. There are hundreds of POLAND surname lists on other sites, but about 90% of them deal with the US, and so far as I know, none of my descendants went there.
The POLAND surname is fairly prevalent in Ireland as well, however I have found some Irish websites to be hard to follow !!
I would be happy to make contact with anyone researching the POLAND surname, particularly with descendants/relatives in the Devon, England area or France.
Thanx - Annette
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