Paddon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Paddon family

The surname Paddon 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 Paddon family

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Paddon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Padyn, Padian, Padgen, Padine, Paddon and others.

Early Notables of the Paddon 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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Ireland Migration of the Paddon family to Ireland

Some of the Paddon 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.


United States Paddon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paddon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James and John Paddon, who arrived in New York in 1823
  • Wm. Paddon, aged 23, who immigrated to America from England, in 1893
Paddon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Henry Paddon, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Tenblumeath, England, in 1909
  • Annie Paddon, aged 28, who landed in America from Devon, England, in 1909
  • Annie Paddon, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911
  • Ceul John C. Paddon, aged 36, who settled in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Samuel Paddon, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1912
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Canada Paddon migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paddon Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John A. Paddon, aged 59, who immigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1913
  • Frances H. Paddon, aged 57, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1913
  • Anny Paddon, aged 23, who immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1914
  • William Henry Paddon, aged 53, who immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1914
  • Harry Paddon, aged 7, who immigrated to Indian Harbour, Newfoundland in 1923
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Australia Paddon migration to Australia +

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

Paddon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary A. Paddon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [1]
  • Mr. Frederick Paddon, English convict who was convicted in Maidstone, Kent, England for 15 years transported aboard the "Forfarshire" on 24th June 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Henry Paddon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849 [3]

New Zealand Paddon 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:

Paddon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Paddon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • A. Paddon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Shepherd" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Paddon (post 1700) +

  • Emmett R. Paddon, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 1st District, 1970
  • William Anthony Paddon (1914-1995), Newfoundland-born, Canadian physician and Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland (1981-1986)
  • Group Captain Brian Paddon DSO (b. 1908), English Royal Air Force pilot who became a Prisoner of War and successfully escaped from Colditz Castle
  • James "Jim" Paddon (1922-1924), Australian World Sculling Champion
  • Hayden Paddon (b. 1987), New Zealand rally driver
  • Graham Charles Paddon (b. 1950), English footballer


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th October 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/forfarshire
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The LOUISA BAILLIE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849LouisaBaillie.htm


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