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Pamplin Surname History



Early Origins of the Pamplin family


The surname Pamplin was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire. They were obviously descended from some unknown Norman noble who settled in England sometime after the Conquest, borne out by the first names found in the first records of the name in 1273, i.e., Miriel, Godfrey and Galfridus.

The movie Papillon (1973) starring Steve McQueen was based on the 1969 autobiography by the French convict Henri Charrière. "Papillon was Henri Charrière's nickname.


Early History of the Pamplin family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pamplin research.
Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1455, 1487, 1623, 1702 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Pamplin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pamplin Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Papillon, Pampillon, Pamphlin, Pamphilon, Pamplin, Pamplyn, Plampin, Pampling, Pampynge and many more.

Early Notables of the Pamplin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pamplin family to Ireland


Some of the Pamplin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pamplin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Percy Pamphillion, and Edgar Pamphillion, who came to Canada sometime between 1884 and 1938 as "Home Children" orphans.

Contemporary Notables of the name Pamplin (post 1700)


  • Joe Pamplin (b. 1963), American professional baseball player
  • Robert Boisseau Pamplin (1911-2009), American businessman and later philanthropist
  • Rushton 'Rocky' Pamplin, American former college football player, musician and body guard for the American rock band The Beach Boys
  • Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., American businessman and philanthropist from the U.S. state of Oregon

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