The west coast of Scotland
and the rocky Hebrides
islands are the ancient home of the Pang family. The root of their name is the personal name
Payne. Pang is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Although this interpretation of the etymology of the surname Pang is uncertain, it is generally accepted at the present time.
Early Origins of the Pang family
The surname Pang 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 Pang family
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Pang Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Pang has appeared in various documents spelled Pagan, Paganell, Paganel, Pagnell and others.
Early Notables of the Pang family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pang family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence
as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan
societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pang or a variant listed above: James Pagan, who came to Virginia in 1688; Robert Pagan, who arrived in Maine in 1748; Thomas Pagan, who arrived in St. John, N.B. in 1800; William Pagan, who came to New York in 1766.