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Where did the English Paddock family come from? What is the English Paddock family crest and coat of arms? When did the Paddock family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Paddock family history?Paddock is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Paddock family once lived in the village of Puttock in the county of Sussex. This habitation surname was originally derived from the Old English word puttoc which means kite, denoting a bird belonging to the hawk family.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Paddock family name include Puttoch, Puttock, Puttoc, Puttick, Puttoche, Puttocke, Putticke, Putteck, Puttex, Putton, Putten, Potton, Puttone, Pottone, Pottock, Pottocke, Pottoch and many more.
First found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times, some say before the Norman Conquest of Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. The first on record was Aelfricus Puttoc who was Lord of the manor of Puttock in the year 1034. At the time of the Battle of Hastings they had branched westward to Somerset where Aluried Puttoch held estates.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paddock research. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1227, 1270, 1273, and 1601 are included under the topic Early Paddock History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Paddock surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Paddock Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Paddock Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Paddock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paddock 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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