Paulson


Paulson
Recorded as Paulson, Polson, Poulson, Poulsom, Poulston, and others, this is a medieval English patronymic surname of ancient biblical origins. Derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Paulus meaning 'small Paul' but literally the son of Paul, the surname was first recorded in England in the 13th century as shown below. Between the 11th and 13th centuries the Knight Templars of St John, who had branches in every European country, and otherwise known as the Crusaders, lead a number of expeditions to try to free the Holy Land and specficially the city of Jerusalem from the Muslim grip. All failed, but one of the results was the introduction into Europe of what became known as Christian names, and these in turn rapidly developed into popular surnames. This name was also popularised by a number of saints called Paul, including Paul of Tarsus, Paul of Thebes, and Paulinus of Aquileia. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Haldanus Paulus, which was dated 1182, in the Pipe Rolls of Suffolk, during the reign of King Henry 11nd, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Paulson — ist der Name folgender Personen: Anna Paulson (* 1984), schwedische Fußballspielerin Bjørn Paulson (1923–2008), norwegischer Leichtathlet Brandon Paulson (* 1973), US amerikanischer Ringer Chris Paulson (* 1958), vielfach ausgezeichneter US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paulson & Co — Paulson Co., Inc., est un fonds d investissement fondé par John Paulson en 1994. Ce hedge fund, regroupe plusieurs fonds d investissement alternatifs. Entre le 1er juin 2007 et novembre 2008, le montant des actifs sous gestion chez Paulson Co.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paulson & Co. — John Alfred Paulson (* 1955 in New York City) ist US amerikanischer Hedge Fonds Manager sowie Gründer und Präsident der Paulson Co. Investmentgesellschaft. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Ausbildung 2 Werdegang 3 Subprime Krise …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paulson — Family name name = Paulson imagesize= caption= pronunciation = meaning = son of Paul region =Medieval England origin = related names = Paulsen, Paulsson footnotes =Paulson is a medieval English patronymic surname, from the given name Paul ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Paulson —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Jay Paulson, acteur américain. Henry Paulson (né en 1946), homme d affaires américain, ancien président de la banque Goldman Sachs et depuis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paulson — noun derived from Paul. See Also: Paulsen …   Wiktionary

  • Paulson (disambiguation) — Paulson may refer to:PeopleOther uses* Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, Georgia, USA * Paulson (band), band from New Jersey, USA * The Revelations of Becka Paulson , an episode of American TV show, The Outer Limits …   Wikipedia

  • Paulson-Plan — US Präsident Bush diskutiert den Rettungsplan mit Mitgliedern des Kongresses Der amerikanische Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA), etwa Notgesetz zur Wirtschaftsstabilisierung, auch unter dem Namen Paulson Plan nach dem US Finanzminister …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paulson Stadium — Infobox Stadium stadium name = Allen E. Paulson Stadium nickname = The Prettiest Little Stadium in America location = Lanier Dr. Statesboro, GA 30458 coordinates = broke ground = 1983 opened = September 29, 1984 renovated = 2007 demolished =… …   Wikipedia

  • Paulson, Henry — ▪ United States official in full  Henry Merritt Paulson, Jr., byname Hank Paulson  born March 28, 1946, Palm Beach, Fla., U.S.       American business executive who served as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2006–09). As Treasury …   Universalium


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.