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deed poll

A deed signed only by the grantor.This is the typical type of deed,but one rarely hears it called a poll deed or deed poll. Contrast with a deed indented, also called an indenture deed, which contained promises, representations, or warranties by both the seller and purchaser and so required both signatures.The documents were distinguished because the deed poll had a “polled” or clean-cut edge,while the deed indented had an indented or jagged edge.

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Contrary to popular belief, there is no central register of name changes and unless you have your deed poll lodged for safe keeping and enrolled with the Supreme Court, nobody will know about it unless you tell them otherwise.
Among the reasons for name changes were women who needed a deed poll to revert to their maiden name after divorce, people who were embarrassed of their name, people who fell out with their family and transsexuals who wanted a name to match their new gender.