This unusual name has two possible origins. The first being a nickname derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "pull" meaning "to pull" and "ora" - a hare. The surname from this source is first recorded in the 14th Century and was probably originally given to one who pulled a dead hare along a coursing track so as to attract the dogs by it's scent, alternately he may have pulled a live hare from the mouth of a dog - a feat of bravery duly earning a nickname. The name Pullar or Puller is well recorded in Scotland, especially in Perth. One, Henry Pulour being recorded in 1379. Here, the name is taken to mean "dweller by the bank of a pool". The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Pullehare. which was dated 1327 - The Subsidy Rolls of Leicestershire. during the reign of King Edward III, The Father of the Navy 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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