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Pulver Family History

Pulver Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pulver ‘ash’, ‘dust’ (of Latin origin), German Pulver ‘powder’; a metonymic occupational name for an apothecary or herbalist who dispensed various types of medicinal powder. From the 15th century it may alternatively have denoted a manufacturer of gunpowder.Possibly a shortened form of Dutch van Pulver, a habitational name from a place named Pulver (meaning ‘dust’; compare 1), for example in Wormhout in West Flanders.

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

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Name Distribution of Pulver Families

  • Number of Pulver families
     131 - 259
     44 - 130
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pulver families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pulver last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pulver Family Origin

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Pulver Immigration Information

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Pulver Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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