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Packe is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the medieval given name, Pack, which is likely a corruption of the personal name Pask. Packe is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronymic surnames were formed by adopting the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while others came from popular religious names, and from the names of secular heroes. This surname comes from the vernacular tradition, and was therefore, adopted from an ancestor.

Packe Early Origins



The surname Packe was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Packe Spelling Variations


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Packe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Packe have been found, including Packe, Pack, Packham and others.

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Packe Early History


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Packe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Packe research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1654, 1593, 1682, 1654, 1657, 1708, 1686, 1749 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Packe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Packe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Packe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Christopher Packe (1593?-1682), Lord Mayor of London (1654), a prominent member of the Company of Merchant Adventurers; Christopher Packe ( c. 1657-1708), an English...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Packe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Packe, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Packe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Packe settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Richard Packe, who came to Virginia in 1623
  • Richard Packe, who landed in Virginia in 1623

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Contemporary Notables of the name Packe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Packe (post 1700)



  • Robert Julian Packe (1913-1935), English cricketer who played for Leicestershire in 1933
  • George Hussey Packe (1796-1874), English politician, Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire, Parts of Kesteven and Holland (1859-1868) and was instrumental in establishing the Great Northern Railway
  • Charles William Christopher Packe (1909-1944), English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Leicestershire between 1929 and 1934
  • Lt. Colonel Henry Packe, Commander of the Grenadier Guards of Hurleston, Northamptonshire and Twyford Hall in Norfolk ( c. 1847)
  • Michael St John Packe (1916-1978), English historian, biographer, and cricketer, known for his The Life of John Stuart Mill (1954)
  • Charles Packe (1826-1896), English lawyer and explorer, noted for his travels in and writing about the Pyrenees
  • Christopher Packe (1760-1840), English painter
  • Sir Edward Hussey Packe KBE DL JP (1878-1946), British civil servant, High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1911

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Libertas sub Rege pio
Motto Translation: Liberty under a pious King.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Packe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Packe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 March 2016 at 05:58.

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