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Where did the English Page family come from? What is the English Page family crest and coat of arms? When did the Page family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Page family history?The name Page comes from one of the family having worked as a server or personal attendant to a Lord or nobleman. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Page have been found, including: Page, Paige and others.
First found in Sussex where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Page research. Another 181 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1692, 1693, 1669, 1720, 1708, 1695, 1775, 1723 and are included under the topic Early Page History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 195 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Page Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Page family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Page, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Page Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Page Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Page Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Page Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Page Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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