Re: PAWSEY - does it have Huguenot origins?
By Alex Dow November 01, 2004 at 01:46:56
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searching for the "*Last Name"-
leaving the other fields "as-is",
in the first one thousand returns for the International Genealogical Index-British Isles section, I have not found any mention of "Huguenot", "French" or any other similar indications.
Additionally, there are no returns for other European countries, particularly Holland and France.
So it is unlikely that the name has Huguenot connections, although not impossible.
If you repeat that Search, you will see that there are many, early-dated returns from Suffolk, suggesting the name originated there.
PAWSEY is not in THE OXFORD NAMES COMPANION.
There is PAW, from the Medieval English and Old English, meaning PEACOCK, with the variant PAWE. PAW/E are also variants of PAUL; and there is PAWSON.
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