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Paddenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Paddenson reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Paddenson family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Paddenson family lived the given name Patrick. It was largely as a result of the fame of the 5th century Romano-British saint of this name that Patrick was such a popular given name in the Middle Ages. It derives from the Latin Patricus, meaning the son of a noble father, a member of the patrician class, and a member of the Roman hereditary aristocracy.

Early Origins of the Paddenson family

The surname Paddenson was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Cherry Burton. Conjecturally they are descended from the holder of this village, Beverly, who held the King's Lands and those of the Archbishop of York in that area as shown in the taking of the Domesday Book census in 1086 A.D.

Early History of the Paddenson family

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Paddenson Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Pattinson, Patinson, Pattonson, Patonson, Pattenson and many more.

Early Notables of the Paddenson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Paddenson family to the New World and Oceana

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Paddenson name or one of its variants: Thomas Pattinson who settled in New York State in 1804.

The Paddenson 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: Finem respice
Motto Translation: Consider the end.

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