Packingtome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the name Packingtome date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Packingtome family lived in the hamlet of Packington found in the county of Leicestershire. The surname Packingtome was originally derived from the Old English word Pakintone, which referred to those who lived at the wood of the people Pacca. The place-name Packington was probably first used after the family moved away from their original dwelling place to another area. In this circumstance, the family would adopt the place-name so that they could be known by the name of the original village.

Early Origins of the Packingtome family

The surname Packingtome was first found in North West Leicestershire at Packington, a village and civil parish that dates back to at least 1043 when it was listed as Pakinton. Forty-three years later in the Domesday Book of 1086, the village was listed as Pachintone. [1] The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Pac(c)a" having derived from the Old English personal name + ing + tun. [2] Great Packington is a hamlet near Meriden, Warwickshire and is home to Packington Hall, a 17th-century mansion built in 1693 for Sir Clement Fisher. His earlier manor house Packington Old Hall is nearby. At the time of the Conquest, this was the property of Turchil de Warwick, by whom, it was given to Geoffrey de Clinton, founder of the castle and priory of Kenilworth. After the Dissolution, it passed by letters-patent to the Fisher family.

Important Dates for the Packingtome family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Packingtome research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1846, 1477, 1551, 1538, 1529, 1489, 1536, 1530, 1571, 1561, 1549, 1625, 1600, 1624, 1623, 1624, 1621, 1680, 1640, 1649 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Packingtome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Packingtome Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Packingtome are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Packingtome include: Packington, Pakington, Packinton, Pakinton, Pakintone, Pakintone, Packingtone and many more.

Early Notables of the Packingtome family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Pakington (c.1477-1551), Chirographer of the Court of Common Pleas, a Member of Parliament for Gloucester, and Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1538 and Worcestershire. In 1529 he received an extraordinary grant from Henry VIII permitting him to wear his hat in the King's presence. Robert Pakington (c.1489-1536), was a London merchant and Member of Parliament who was murdered on his way to Mass at the Mercers' chapel; Sir Thomas Pakington (c.1530-1571)...
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Migration of the Packingtome family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Packingtome or a variant listed above: Jonathon Pakingtone who settled in Carolina in 1700.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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