DEFINITIONS of the name POLSGROVE/PALSGRAVE/PFALZGRAF from various online dictionaries
pals·grave (pôlzgrav) n. See palatine(1) (n., sense 3).
[Obsolete Dutch paltsgrave, from Middle Dutch palsgrve, palsgrave: pals, palatine (from Vulgar Latin *palantia, palace) (from Latin palatia, pl. of Palatium, imperial palace); see palace + Middle Dutch greve, grave, count.]
palsgrave Pals"grave`, n.
[D. paltsgraaf; palts palace (l. palatium) + graaf count; cf. G. pfalzgraf. See Palace, and Landgrave.] (Ger. Hist.) A count or earl who presided in the domestic court, and had the Superintendence of a royal household in Germany.
palsgrave n .
(medieval) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands [syn: palatine]