Paulsen Family Genealogy Forum
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.
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