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Origins Available: Danish, Scottish


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

Poulsen Early Origins



The surname Poulsen 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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Poulsen Spelling Variations


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Poulsen Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Poulsen include Polson, Poulson, Poulsen, Poulsin, Poleson, Pole and many more.

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Poulsen Early History


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Poulsen Early History



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

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Poulsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poulsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Poulsen 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



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Poulsen or a variant listed above, including:

Poulsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Johanne L. Poulsen, aged 3, who landed in America from Aarhue, Denmark, in 1907
  • Andrea L. Poulsen, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Sonderbroen, Denmark, in 1909
  • Andreas G. Poulsen, aged 19, who landed in America from Dragor, Denmark, in 1909
  • Alfred Poulsen, aged 18, who landed in America from Hindbjerg, Denmark, in 1910
  • Amisten Martinus Poulsen, aged 18, who landed in America from Hounsted, Denmark, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulsen (post 1700)



  • Niels I. Poulsen, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940
  • Valdemar Poulsen (1869-1942), Danish engineer who in 1899 developed the magnetic tape recorder
  • Hans Poulsen (b. 1945), Australian singer-songwriter
  • Simon Poulsen (b. 1984), Danish footballer
  • Christian Poulsen (b. 1980), Danish professional football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. 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).
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Poulsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poulsen 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 11 March 2016 at 07:01.

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