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PRONOUNCED: Paw-Wells (Flemish)
CONTRIBUTOR: flynn on 4/9/2015
Meaning & History
Pauwels is a Flemish patronymic surname derived from the personal name Pauwel, a vernacular form of Paul. It is listed as one of "the 100 most common Belgian family names in 2001 by region": 12th position in Belgium and specifically Flanders.