Geoffrey Paulsen in the US

  1. #7,023,721 Geoffrey Park
  2. #7,023,722 Geoffrey Parkerson
  3. #7,023,723 Geoffrey Parkhurst
  4. #7,023,724 Geoffrey Paugam
  5. #7,023,725 Geoffrey Paulsen
  6. #7,023,726 Geoffrey Peacock
  7. #7,023,727 Geoffrey Pelton
  8. #7,023,728 Geoffrey Petty
  9. #7,023,729 Geoffrey Pieninck
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Meaning & Origins

Of Germanic (Frankish and Lombard) origin, introduced to Britain by the Normans. It was in regular use among the counts of Anjou, ancestors of the English royal house of Plantagenet, who were descended from Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113–51). It was a particularly popular name in England and France in the later Middle Ages; notable bearers in England include the poet Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1340–1400) and in Wales the chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth (d. 1155). The original form and meaning of the name is disputed. According to one theory, it is merely a variant of Godfrey; others derive the first part from the Germanic word gawia ‘territory’, walah ‘stranger’, or gisil ‘pledge’. Medieval forms can be found to support all these theories, and it is possible that several names have fallen together, or that the name was subjected to reanalysis by folk etymology at an early date.
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North German, Frisian, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Paul.
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