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Where did the English Parten family come from? What is the English Parten family crest and coat of arms? When did the Parten family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Parten family history?Parten is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Parten family name comes from the Norman given name Partant.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Parten have been found, including Parton, Partin, Partone, Partant, Pardon, Pardant and others.
First found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Parton, one and a half miles from Whitehaven, a small seaport near Moresby. They are conjecturally descended from Partant, a Norman noble.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parten research. Another 232 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1070 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Parten History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Parten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Parten were among those contributors: Robert Partin who settled in Virginia in 1609; eleven years before the "Mayflower"; Robert and Margaret Partin settled in Virginia with their three children in 1624.
The Parten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parten 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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