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Paus (alternate spellings: Pauss and de Paus) is a Norwegian and Swedish family of clergymen, civil servants, merchants, industrialists and land-owners, among others, traceable back to the late 15th century and a man named Oluf.

The current coat of arms was adopted in the 19th century, based on a 14th century seal that was believed to be the seal of an ancestor.

The family has flourished in Norway, particularly Telemark. In Norway the family has intermarried the prominent families Wedel-Jarlsberg, Løvenskiold and von Munthe af Morgenstierne. Since the 16th century, members of the family have been priests, judges, ship-owners, ambassadors, doctors, bankers, military officers, members of parliament, and artists. Paus & Paus, an industrial company founded in 1906 by members of the family, existed until 2001.

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