Polman, Påhlman, von Pohlmann family
One of the objectives of Polmanarkivet is to support the research of the Polman surname, and we are carrying out extensive world-wide genealogical research on this surname and its variants. This study of the surname is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies. The registration with the Guild includes the name Pohlman and its variants: Pohlmann, Polman, Polemann, Bolemann, Poldemann, Påhlman.
Although this web site focuses on a particular line, the one-name study is interested in anyone who bore the name Pohlman anywhere in the world. If you are unfamiliar with name studies, please read further and use the links under “One Name Study” at the top navigation.
As a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies, we are bound to respond to e-mail and reply-paid enquiries.
A one-name (or surname) study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree (ancestors of one person) or descendancy (descendants of one person or couple). Some ‘one-namers’ restrict their research geographically, perhaps to one country, but true one-namers collect all occurrences worldwide.
The purpose of a one-name study is not just about the collection of data. Its aim is to research the genealogy and family history of all persons with a given surname and its linked variants. A study may concentrate on aspects such as the geographical distribution of the name and the changes in that distribution over the centuries, or may attempt to reconstruct the genealogy of as many lines as possible bearing the name. A frequent aspiration is to identify a single original location of the name, especially if the name appears to derive from a place name.Guild of One-Name Studies
Typically, those researching their family history concentrate on their own family tree or a specific lineage. In contrast, one-name studies investigate all instances of a single surname across the globe, without regard to familial connections. A one-name study can help researchers understand the meaning of a surname and how, and where, it has been distributed throughout the world.
When a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies registers a study there are principles they agree to:
At the moment, the one-name study will focus on the name Pohlman and its variants: Pohlmann, Polman, Polemann, Bolemann, Poldemann, Påhlman.
See more below on notes on name variants.
The Guild expects members to study all the known variant spellings of a surname in addition to the primary spelling. However, there are also surname deviants which are clerical errors in recording or transcription, and spellings that the person concerned would not actually have used. The Guild recommends that members not register deviant spellings as variants.
This one-name study follows the Guild’s recommendations on variants, including:
Variant spellings or deviants which are applied randomly or inconsistently due to enumeration, transcription and indexing errors are excluded. You can read more about variants and deviants at the Guild.