When Carmela Paul was born on 14 May 1911, in Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, her father, Leonardo Antonio Polvere, was 33 and her mother, Maria Eleanora Tudisco, was 28. She married Lawrence Jean Dufour on 18 May 1935, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935. She died on 13 March 1999, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.
English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, West Indian (mainly Haiti, also e.g. Saint Lucia), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania): from the personal name Paul (from Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about AD 34. He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early Christian saints. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages and their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Pavlis , Slovenian Pavel and Pavlič (see Pavlic ), Polish Paweł (see Pawel ) and Pawlicki , Assyrian/Chaldean Polous and Polus . In France, this surname is most common in Brittany (see 2 below).
Breton (mainly Finistère): from a Frenchified form of the personal name Paol, Breton form of Paul .
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .