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The ancient Viking-Scottish name Paulsen is derived from the personal name Paul. This name, which is derived from the Norse name Pál, was very popular among the Northmen.

Paulsen Early Origins



The surname Paulsen 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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Paulsen Spelling Variations


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Paulsen Spelling Variations



The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Paulsen include Polson, Poulson, Poulsen, Poulsin, Poleson, Pole and many more.

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Paulsen Early History


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Paulsen Early History



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

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Paulsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paulsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Paulsen 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



The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North Ameri ca. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Paulsen or a variant listed above, including:

Paulsen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jurgen Paulsen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1642
  • Klaus Paulsen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1662

Paulsen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Paulsen, who arrived in America in 1783

Paulsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Otto Paulsen, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Ave Kistine Paulsen, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1869
  • Iver Paulsen, who landed in Iowa in 1885
  • August Paulsen, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1894

Paulsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Paulsen, who landed in Alabama in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paulsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paulsen (post 1700)



  • Patrick Layton "Pat" Paulsen (1927-1997), American comedian and satirist, best known for his roles on the Smothers Brothers
  • Robert "Rob" Fredrick Paulsen III (b. 1956), American voice actor, best known as the voice of Raphael from the 1987 cartoon of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Paul L. Paulsen, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1916
  • Patrick Layton Paulsen (1927-1997), American politician, Candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1992
  • Louis L. Paulsen, American politician, Mayor of Coffeyville, Kansas, 1966-67
  • Lenore M. Paulsen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oregon State House of Representatives 45th District, 1996; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000
  • John T. Paulsen (1837-1889), American politician, Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1889
  • Ingvar Paulsen, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1918, 1919
  • Bill Paulsen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2012
  • Arthur Paulsen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The Paulsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paulsen 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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