[pey-lee-ol-uh-guh s; especially British pal-ee-]
family name of Byzantine rulers 1259–1453.
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A Palaeologus, brother of a Byzantine emperor, had conquered the city of Toledo, and transmitted its appellation as a family name.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74
John Lothrop Motley
(Palaeologus) gave the Monembasiotes freedom from all sorts of exactions throughout the empire.