The old Scottish-Dalriadan name Pagon is derived from the personal name
Payne. Pagon is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Although this interpretation of the etymology of the surname Pagon is uncertain, it is generally accepted at the present time.
Early Origins of the Pagon family
The surname Pagon was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Pagon family
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Pagon Spelling Variations
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations
of Pagon include Pagan, Paganell, Paganel, Pagnell and others.
Early Notables of the Pagon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pagon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pagon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Andrew Pagon, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858