Pauls (Pauels, Pauwels, Paulsen) family
Pauls (Pauels, Pauwels, Paulsen), a family name common among Mennonites of Prusso-Russian back ground which was found in the Danzig and Prussian Mennonite churches as early as 1621; e.g., Thiensdorf, Orloff, Danzig, Elbing, Konigsberg, Montau-Gruppe, Kazun, and Heubuden. The origin of the name is Paulsen (son). Heinrich Pauls was a minister of the Mennonite Church in Galicia. In the late 1950s, Jacob M. Pauls was co-elder of the Bergthal Mennonite Church of Manitoba and Wilhelm Pauls, founder of the Didsbury Bible School, Alberta, was a minister.
Reimer, Gustav E. Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten. Weierhof: Mennonitische Geschichtsverein, 1940.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 125. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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