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Paulus Name Meaning

German and Dutch: humanistic name, a Latinized form of Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Pawlus, Pauls, Paulos, Paul, Pauli, Paulhus, Paule, Paulin, Pallas

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Where is the Paulus family from?

You can see how Paulus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paulus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paulus families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Paulus families living in Ohio. This was about 44% of all the recorded Paulus's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Paulus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paulus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paulus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Paulus. 16% of Paulus men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Paulus women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paulus were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Paulus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paulus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Paulus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Paulus. For the veterans among your Paulus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paulus lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Paulus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Paulus in 1941 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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