Paulsen Family History

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Paulsen Name Meaning

North German, Frisian, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Paul.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Poulsen, Karlsen, Carlsen, Laursen, Pauls, Paulson, Clausen, Paulman

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Paulsen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Paulsen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Paulsen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Paulsen Family Origin

Where is the Paulsen family from?

Paulsen Family Occupations

What did your Paulsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Paulsen occupation in the UK was Letting Apartments. 25% of Paulsen's were Letting Apartmentss. A less common occupation for the Paulsen family was Ship Master Now Broker Clerk. Letting Apartments, Mariners Wife and Merchant Ship Broker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paulsen.

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  • Letting Apartments

  • Mariners Wife

  • Merchant Ship Broker

  • Ship Master Now Broker Clerk


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Paulsen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Paulsen Historical Records

What Paulsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Paulsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paulsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Paulsen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Paulsen. For the veterans among your Paulsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paulsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Paulsen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Paulsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Paulsen in 1941 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paulsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paulsen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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