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The history of the Paulet family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Pawlett, a small village 4 miles (6 km) north of Bridgwater, in the Sedgemoor district of the English county of Somerset. The Paulet family claim descent from Hercules de Tournon but "he appears to be a mythic personage." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
This reference continues: "it is really descended from the Norman house of D'Aunou. Baldric Teutonicus, living c. 900 was ancestor [of this family]. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Paulet Early Origins



The surname Paulet was first found in Somerset, at Pawlett (Paulet.) It was here that "in the reign of Henry I, Fulco de Alnou had a grant from the Crown of Grandon... He had two sons: 1. Walter de Poeleth, who in 1203 paid a fine in Somerset [and] 2. Robert de Polet, mentioned in Buckinghamshire 1198. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
A later descendant was William de Paulet who was Lord of Paulet, Stretchill and Walpole, Somerset in 1316. Another reference claims the first record of the name was Sir William de Paulet who died in 1242. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
This may have been a descendant of the aforementioned William de Paulet but Shirley contends that this latter William was actually "of Leigh in Devonshire." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The parish of Peverell Sampford in Devon had a house with an infamous history. "This place is distinguished as having been the residence of Margaret, Countess of Richmond, mother of Henry VII. The house in which she lived, subsequently belonged to Sir Amias Poulett, who had the custody of Mary, Queen of Scots, at the time of her execution; it was a castellated building, erected in 1337, and taken down in 1775." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Paulet Spelling Variations


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Paulet Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Paulet, Paulett, Paullet, Pawlet, Pawlett and others.

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Paulet Early History


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Paulet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paulet research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1794, 1483, 1572, 1539, 1550, 1551, 1572, 1532, 1588, 1562, 1600, 1588, 1600, 1625, 1699, 1585, 1649, 1610, 1621, 1615, 1665, 1661 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Paulet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paulet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paulet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Paulet (1483-1572), English politician, Lord Treasurer of England, created Baron St John (1539), Earl of Wiltshire (1550), and Marquess of Winchester (1551); Sir Hugh Paulet (died ca. 1572), an English military commander and governor of Jersey; Sir Amias Paulet (1532-1588), an...

Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paulet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Paulet name or one of its variants:

Paulet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Paulet, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Paulet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henriette Paulet, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Mrs. Eugenie Paulet, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Elizabeth Paulet, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Morriston, in 1898

Paulet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edmond Paulet, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Madeline Paulet, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Marius Paulet, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Juan Paulet, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • George Paulet, aged 17, who emigrated to America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Paulet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Georges-François Paulet, resident of Quebec in the 1840's

Paulet Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Norman Paulet, aged 52, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paulet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paulet (post 1700)



  • Marc Gaspard Abraham Paulet de La Bastide, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Field Marshal Lord William Paulet GCB (1804-1893), British Army officer
  • Lord Henry "Harry" Paulet KCB (1767-1832), British officer in the Royal Navy
  • Christopher Paulet (b. 1969), Earl of Wiltshire
  • Lieutenant-General Lord Frederick Paulet CB (1810-1871), senior British Army officer
  • Charles Ingoldsby Paulet PC (1764-1843), 13th Marquess of Winchester, British peer and courtier
  • Admiral Lord George Paulet (1803-1879), British officer of the Royal Navy
  • Pedro Paulet Mostajo (1874-1945), Peruvian scientist who some claim to be the first person to build a liquid-fuel rocket engine in 1895
  • Nigel George Paulet (b. 1941), 18th Marquess of Winchester, highest ranking Marquess in the United Kingdom

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Aymez loyaulté
Motto Translation: Love Loyalty.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Paulet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paulet 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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