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

Poulson Early Origins



The surname Poulson 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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Poulson Spelling Variations


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

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Poulson Early History


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Poulson Early History



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

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Poulson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poulson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Poulson 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 Poulson:

Poulson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Poulson, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Anguette Poulson, who landed in Maryland in 1664
  • Andrew Poulson, who arrived in Maryland in 1666-1750
  • Paul Poulson, who arrived in Virginia in 1684

Poulson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anders Poulson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Knute Poulson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulson (post 1700)



  • Chris Poulson (b. 1980), American Musician
  • Zachariah Poulson (1761-1844), American editor and publisher
  • Michael Poulson (b. 1965), American "Old School" former professional Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer
  • C. Norris Poulson (1895-1982), American mayor of Los Angeles, California from 1953 to 1961
  • Niels Poulson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1916
  • Mike Poulson, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Austin, Texas, 1985, 1988
  • Francis W. Poulson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Ohio State Attorney General, 1928; Ohio Democratic State Chair, 1937
  • Christian Poulson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 1916
  • Chris Poulson (b. 1904), American politician, Delegate to Alaska State Constitutional Convention, 1955-56
  • C. Norris Poulson (1895-1982), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1938-42; Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1953-61; Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956
  • ... (Another 4 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. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

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