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Sample Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy called Saint-Paul or Saint-Pol, from the dedication of their churches to St. Paul (see Paul).

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

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Name Distribution of Sample Families

  • Number of Sample families
     111 - 220
     38 - 110
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sample families
     75 - 148
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sample families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sample Family Origin

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Sample Immigration Information

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Sample Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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