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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.

Packwood Early Origins



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.

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Packwood Spelling Variations


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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.

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Packwood Early History


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Packwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Packwood research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Packwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Packwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Packwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Packwood 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Packwood settled in Round Harbour, Twillingate, in 1852

Packwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Packwood, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Packwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henrietta Packwood arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Packwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Packwood (post 1700)



  • 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)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Packwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Packwood 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 7 February 2015 at 20:16.

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