Paddock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Paddock is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Paddock family once lived in the village of Puttock in the county of Sussex. This habitation surname was originally derived from the Old English word puttoc which means kite, denoting a bird belonging to the hawk family.

Early Origins of the Paddock family

The surname Paddock was first found in Sussex where one of the first records of the family was Aelfricus (Aefric) Puttoc (died 1051) Archbishop of York (1023-1041) and Bishop of Worcester. He may have been the bishop who crowned Harold Harefoot king of England in 1036. However, when Harthacnut became king, he and others were charged to disinter Harold's body and throw it away. By the Battle of Hastings they had branched westward to Somerset where Aluried Puttoch held estates at that time.

Early History of the Paddock family

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Paddock Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Paddock family name include Puttoch, Puttock, Puttoc, Puttick, Puttoche, Puttocke, Putticke, Putteck, Puttex, Putton, Putten, Potton, Puttone, Pottone, Pottock, Pottocke, Pottoch and many more.

Early Notables of the Paddock family (pre 1700)

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United States Paddock migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Paddock surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Paddock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Paddock, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1634 [1]
Paddock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cyrus Paddock, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838 [1]
  • N C Paddock, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Frederick Paddock, who landed in Mississippi in 1860 [1]
  • Henry Paddock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877 [1]

Canada Paddock migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paddock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • M.D. Adino Paddock U.E. (b. 1759) born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Kings American Dragoons he was a Surgeon to the Ordnance of New Brunswick, he died in 1817 [2]
  • Mr. Joseph Paddock U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Australia Paddock migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Paddock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Paddock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1851 [3]

New Zealand Paddock 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:

Paddock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Charles Paddock, aged 20, a miller, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Paddock (post 1700) +

  • William S. Paddock, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from St. Lawrence County, 1835-37
  • William L. Paddock, American Democrat politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1950
  • Seth Paddock, American politician, First Selectman of Cromwell, Connecticut, 1906-11
  • Varner L. Paddock, American politician, Mayor of Hagerstown, Maryland, 1973-81
  • Seth Paddock, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Middletown, 1821
  • Samuel Paddock Jr., American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Meriden, 1823
  • Robert W. Paddock (b. 1861), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Charlevoix County, 1903-04
  • Ray Paddock (b. 1877), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State Senate 8th District, 1929-53
  • R. T. Paddock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936
  • Prince W. Paddock, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County, 1835-36
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Stanley A Paddock (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Winchester, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Caroline.gif
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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