The origins of the Paully surname are uncertain. It may have derive from the Middle English words "pale," and "eye," in which case it was likely a nickname
which evolved into a name. Or it may come from an Old Scandinavian personal name
, "Palle," which was probably originally an ethnic name for someone from Poland.
Early Origins of the Paully family
The surname Paully was first found in Yorkshire
where the name was first borne as a personal name
by a powerful Dane mentioned in the Saxon Chronicle as Pallig A.D. 1101. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Paully family
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Paully Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Paully has undergone many spelling variations
, including Paley, Pailey, Palley, Pallie, Pailley, Pailie and many more.
Early Notables of the Paully family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Paully family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Paully Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Paully, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
- Kate Paully, aged 34, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874