Paulen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Paulen reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Paulen family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Paulen is based on the Norman-Christian given name Paulinus, which belonged to an early settler Anglo-Norman settler.

Early Origins of the Paulen family

The surname Paulen was first found in Staffordshire from very ancient times, and Lincolnshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Odcombe. The origin of the name has long since faded into the mists of time but most scholars give the name as a Norman Christian name belonging to a settler, Paulinus, who landed in England soon after the Norman Conquest.

Early History of the Paulen family

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Paulen Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Paulen has been recorded under many different variations, including Paulin, Paulyn, Pollen, Pollyn, Pollin, Polyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Paulen family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Paulen family to Ireland

Some of the Paulen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Paulen migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Paulens were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Paulen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Debold Paulen, who landed in Illinois in 1856-1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Paulen (post 1700) +

  • Benjamin Sanford Paulen (1869-1961), American Republican politician, Member of Kansas State Senate, 1913; Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1923-25; Governor of Kansas, 1925-29 [2]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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