Packwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the name Packwood date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Packwood family lived in the region of Packwood in Warwick. Packwood is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Packwood family
The surname Packwood was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Packwood, some say before the Norman Conquest in England in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Packwood family
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Packwood Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Packwood are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Packwood include: Packwoode, Packwood, Packard, Packarde, Backwood and many more.
Early Notables of the Packwood family (pre 1700)
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Packwood migration to the United States
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Packwood or a variant listed above:
Packwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Packwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 
Packwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Packwood, who landed in New York in 1796 
Packwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- L. W. Packwood who settled in New Orleans, La. in 1820
- William Packwood, who landed in New York in 1830 
Packwood migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Packwood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- George Packwood, who settled in Round Harbour, Twillingate, in 1852
Packwood migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Packwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Packwood, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
Packwood migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Packwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Laborne H. Packwood, (b. 1819), aged 20, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 
- Mrs. Packwood, (b. 1819), aged 20, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 
- Henrietta Packwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
Contemporary Notables of the name Packwood (post 1700)
- William Henderson Packwood (1832-1917), American Democrat politician, Miner; Delegate to Oregon State Constitutional Convention from Curry County, 1857
- Robert William Packwood (b. 1932), American Republican politician, Chair of Multnomah County Republican Party, 1960-62; Member of Oregon State House of Representatives, 1963-68; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1969-95
- Otis Larry Packwood (1927-2008), American politician, U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1969-75
- William James "Will" Packwood (b. 1993), American soccer player who plays for Birmingham City
- Joshua Packwood, who at the age of 22, became the first white valedictorian of Morehouse College, a historically Black college, in 2008
- William Henderson Packwood (1832-1917), American politician, Member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857
- Robert William "Bob" Packwood (b. 1932), American politician, United States Senator from Oregon (1969-1995), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance (1985-1987)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html