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Where did the French Pauline family come from? What is the French Pauline family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pauline family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pauline family history?The prominent surname Pauline originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Pauline is derived from the Latin name "Paulus," meaning "small."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Paulette, Paulet, Paullet, Pauleau, Paulot, Paulaud, Paulat, Paulac, Paulon, Paulan, Paulhan, Paulin, Pauline, Paule, Paulent, Paulier and many more.
First found in Burgundy, where the family was established in early times.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Amable and Antoine Paulent, who settled in New York in 1775; Joseph and Clement Paulier, who arrived in New York in 1775; Francis Paullet, who settled in New Orleans in 1823.
The Pauline Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pauline Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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