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Multiple Origins for the Surname Poulson


Scottish


The story of the Poulson family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name Poulson was derived from the personal name Paul. This name, which is derived from the Norse name Pál, was very popular among the Northmen.

Poulson Early Origins



The surname Poulson was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Poulson Early History


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Poulson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poulson research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1456, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Poulson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poulson Spelling Variations


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Poulson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Poulson has been spelled Polson, Poulson, Poulsen, Poulsin, Poleson, Pole and many more.

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Poulson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poulson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence, those who remained loyal to England traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Poulson:

Poulson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Poulson, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anguette Poulson, who landed in Maryland in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Andrew Poulson, who arrived in Maryland in 1666-1750 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Paul Poulson, who arrived in Virginia in 1684 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Poulson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anders Poulson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Knute Poulson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulson (post 1700)



  • Chris Poulson (b. 1980), American Musician
  • Zachariah Poulson (1761-1844), American editor and publisher
  • Michael Poulson (b. 1965), American "Old School" former professional Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer
  • C. Norris Poulson (1895-1982), American mayor of Los Angeles, California from 1953 to 1961
  • C Norris Poulson (1895-1982), American politician, United States Congressman, and mayor of Los Angeles from 1953 to 1961
  • Niels Poulson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mike Poulson, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Austin, Texas, 1985, 1988 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francis W. Poulson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Ohio State Attorney General, 1928; Ohio Democratic State Chair, 1937 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Christian Poulson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Chris Poulson (b. 1904), American politician, Delegate to Alaska State Constitutional Convention, 1955-56 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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