Pauw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pauw family

The surname Pauw was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Pauw family

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Pauw Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pauw, Pauwe, Pauwes, Pauws, Paauw, Paauws, Pauwez, Pauwz, de Pauw, Paw, de Paw and many more.

Early Notables of the Pauw family (pre 1700)

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Pauw migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pauw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Michael Pauw, who arrived in New Jersey in 1630 [1]
Pauw Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Victor De Pauw, who settled in Boston in 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Pauw (post 1700)

  • John De Pauw (1785-1838), American politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1816-19, 1825-26, 1829-32; Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1827-28, 1836-37 [2]
  • James De Pauw (1804-1834), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1833-34 [2]
  • Charles De Pauw (d. 1824), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1822-23 [2]

Citations

  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 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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