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Re: Paulsen's of Germany before 1666
Posted by: Tom Severn (ID *****1939) Date: August 06, 2002 at 11:57:31
In Reply to: Re: Paulsen's of Germany before 1666 by Karen Paulsen-Kops of 216

Karen

I wouldn't waste much time following up on Paulsen as a surname prior to 1700 or so. The name means the son of Paul and is part of a patronymic system. Around 1700 (depends a lot on where you are looking) family surnames were taken. In a small village there could have been many men named Paulsen, none of them closely related. Surnames chosen often were a description (small, large), a flower, a color, an occupation, or the name of the village.

Tom


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