The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Paykin is the personal name
Payne. Paykin is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Although this interpretation of the etymology of the surname Paykin is uncertain, it is generally accepted at the present time.
Early Origins of the Paykin family
The surname Paykin 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 Paykin family
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Paykin Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Paykin include many spelling variations
. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Pagan, Paganell, Paganel, Pagnell and others.
Early Notables of the Paykin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Paykin family to the New World and Oceana
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence
. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan
societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Paykin, 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.
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