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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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