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Multiple Origins for the Surname Poulsen


Danish


The Danish surname Poulsen is of patronymic origin; that is, it was created from the given name of the father of the original bearer of the name. The personal name Poul is a Danish form of the Latin name Paulus (in English Paul), which means "the little". This name was borne by the apostle Paul, who converted to Christianity around the year 35. In medieval Europe, people often named their children after biblical figures in hopes of invoking the protection of this figure.

Poulsen Early Origins



The surname Poulsen was first found in Denmark where a Mattis Poulson, was a knight who lived during the fifteenth century. He was a native of Krakum, and died in 1477.

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Poulsen Spelling Variations


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Poulsen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Poulsen, Poulson, Palleson, Paulsen, Povlsen and others.

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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 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1718 is 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)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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
  • Simon Poulsen (b. 1984), Danish footballer
  • Christian Poulsen (b. 1980), Danish professional football player
  • Hans Poulsen (b. 1945), Australian singer-songwriter

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Poulsen Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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