Polman, Påhlman, von Pohlmann family
Polman + arkivet = The Polman Archive, the leading digital repository for the Polman, Påhlman, & von Pohlmann family, with an extensive archive of digital collections, interactive exhibits, and research material. We believe every family has stories deserving of an archive.
Our collection currently contains family and cultural objects dating from the 16th century to today. These include over 100 items, including our physical collections and a range of curated objects from cultural institutions worldwide.
Explore the fascinating family history of the Polman, Påhlman, and von Pohlmann family as we journey through the Holy Roman Empire in the Middle Ages, the height of the Swedish Empire in the 17th century, and the Livonian and Estonian governorates of imperial Russia in the 18th century.
The earliest known ancestors found in the Holy Roman Empire in present-day Germany.
The Patriarch, Jürgen Polman, enters the service of Duke Karl of Södermanland, future sovereign of Sweden.
Johan and his brother Gustaf are knighted at Stockholm Castle by Queen Kristina with the name Påhlman.
Genealogical and artefact research is a vital part of Polmanarkivet’s activities because it gives us a better understanding of the family history and the context in which they lived. We hope to create an even fuller picture of the Polman past, with the collections as its focal point.
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