The Danish surname Povlsen 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.
Early Origins of the Povlsen family
The surname Povlsen 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.
Early History of the Povlsen family
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Povlsen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Poulsen, Poulson, Palleson, Paulsen, Povlsen and others.
Early Notables of the Povlsen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Povlsen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anders Poulson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849; Kirsten N. Poulsen, who settled in Utah in 1862; Andreas Poulsen, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1877.
Contemporary Notables of the name Povlsen (post 1700)
- Kris Povlsen, American politician, Mayor of DeKalb, Illinois, 2011- CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html