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

Paulson Early Origins



The surname Paulson 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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Paulson Spelling Variations


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Paulson 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, Paulson has been spelled Polson, Poulson, Poulsen, Poulsin, Poleson, Pole and many more.

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Paulson Early History


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Paulson Early History



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

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Paulson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paulson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Paulson 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



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 Paulson:

Paulson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Paulson, aged 33, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Paulson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Paulson, who landed in New York, NY in 1748
  • Catharine Paulson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749

Paulson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Paulson, aged 27, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • Hans Paulson, who arrived in Iowa in 1872
  • Christian Paulson, who landed in Iowa in 1876

Paulson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Amund Paulson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1925

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paulson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paulson (post 1700)



  • Alexander Paulson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008
  • Arthur Paulson, American politician, Mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 1954-55
  • Charles Paulson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1944, 1948
  • Charles H. Paulson, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 44th District, 1879-80
  • Elmer Paulson, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1934
  • Engebret M. Paulson, American politician, Delegate to North Dakota State Constitutional Convention from Traill County, 1889
  • Henry Merritt Paulson Jr. (b. 1946), American politician, Secretary of the Treasury, 2006-. Christian Scientist
  • Jens Paulson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1948
  • John E. Paulson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1916
  • Lillian Paulson, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949
  • ... (Another 23 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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Paulson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paulson 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 January 2016 at 12:02.

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