Padden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Padden family
The surname Padden was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Padden family
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Padden Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Padyn, Padian, Padgen, Padine, Paddon and others.
Early Notables of the Padden family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Alexander Peden (1626-1686), also known as Prophet Peden, one of the leading forces in the Covenanter movement.
After the Restoration of Charles II, Peden had to leave his parish under the Middletons Ejectment Act in 1663. For ten years he wandered far and wide, bringing comfort and succor to his co-religionists, and often very narrowly escaping capture, spending some of his time...
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Migration of the Padden family to Ireland
Some of the Padden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Padden migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Padden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Danl Padden, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1854 
- J Padden, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 
- Joseph P Padden, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 
- Henry Padden, aged 17, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1892
Padden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Edward Padden, aged 28, who settled in America from London, in 1904
- James Padden, aged 26, who landed in America from Leitrim Hill, Ireland, in 1907
- Catherine Padden, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Clogher, Ireland, in 1907
- Bridget Padden, aged 21, who settled in America from Lahardane Ireland, in 1907
- John J. Padden, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
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| Padden migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Padden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Joseph Padden, aged 8 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "John Bolton" departing 13th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but he died on board 
- Mr. Patrick Padden who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Sisters" departing 22nd April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 20th June 1847 but he died on board 
| Padden migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Padden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Padden, British convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Cornwall" on 28th February 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 
| Padden 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:
Padden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Thomas Padden, (b. 1850), aged 27, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Marlborough" arriving in Bluff, South Island, New Zealand on 4th November 1877 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Padden (post 1700) ||+|
- William E. Padden, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1917-19
- Thomas L. Padden, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1911-12
- Thomas B. Padden, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1948; Chair of Ohio County Democratic Party, 1963
- John W. Padden (1906-1989), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 9th District, 1942
- Jeffrey D. Padden, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1975-84 (27th District 1975-82, 30th District 1983-84)
- Frank M. Padden, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1918, 1922
- Tom Padden (1908-1973), American Major League Baseball catcher
- Mike Padden, American district court judge
- Richard Joseph "Dick" Padden (1870-1922), American Major League Baseball player
- Carol Padden (b. 1955), American professor at University of California, San Diego
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- 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)
- Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/cornwall
- New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html