The sea-swept Hebrides
islands and the west coast of Scotland
are the ancestral home of the Pong family. Their name comes from the personal name
Payne. Pong is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Although this interpretation of the etymology of the surname Pong is uncertain, it is generally accepted at the present time.
Early Origins of the Pong family
The surname Pong 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 Pong family
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Pong Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Pong has been written as Pagan, Paganell, Paganel, Pagnell and others.
Early Notables of the Pong family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pong family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pong 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.