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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.

Povlsen Early Origins



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.

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Povlsen Spelling Variations


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Povlsen Spelling Variations



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

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Povlsen Early History


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Povlsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Povlsen research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1718 is included under the topic Early Povlsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Povlsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Povlsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Povlsen 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Povlsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Povlsen (post 1700)



  • Kris Povlsen, American politician, Mayor of DeKalb, Illinois, 2011-

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Povlsen 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. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Povlsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Povlsen 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 13 November 2015 at 10:07.

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