HISTORY OF PEULS WITH CONNECTION TO THE HOUSE OF YISRAEL
Peul is a French word borrowed the Wolof term Pël. This may correspond to the ancestors of Abraham who were African. Peleg (Gen. 10:25) comes to mind immediately. There was a parting of ways during his time, some clans moving east and some moving west.
Pursue the P-L, remembering that there are no vowels in Hebrew. Or this name could be P'el with the 'el' being the oldest known name for God in the Hebrew Bible.
Your best lead is to investigate the Old Egyptian, the most likely connection. One of the Black Pharaohs was called Pepi II (c. 2800 BC).
The Fulani most closely resemble the Egyptians and Somalians, which is their likely origin. Here is a website that may be helpful: http://www.egyptsearch.com/forums/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=15...
Best wishes to you in your research. I'd love to read it!
Alice C. Linsley Open Anthropology Cooperative