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Pagh is an ancient Danish surname, from old Danish. It means "palisade", and applies to the ancient nobility, Uradel. The family dominated over Odense whose old town arms was similar to the coat of arms of the family: a golden lily in a blue field. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Klaus Pagh (born 1935), Danish actor, film producer, and director
  • Mads Pagh Bruun (1809–1884), Danish politician
  • Poul Pagh (1796–1870), Danish merchant and shipowner
  • Peder Pagh (?–1339), Danish bishop (Odense)[1]

In Denmark there are 770 people with the surname Pagh[2]


  1. ^ "Peder Pagh | Gyldendal - Den Store Danske". (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  2. ^ "Danmarks Statistik". (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-06-18.

The majority of sources here related are to be found in Danish texts, regional and national archives and books only, since it is an ancient Danish family.

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