The history of the Paddonson family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They 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 Paddonson family
The surname Paddonson 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 Paddonson family
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Paddonson Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Pattinson, Patinson, Pattonson, Patonson, Pattenson and many more.
Early Notables of the Paddonson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Paddonson family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Paddonson or a variant listed above were: Thomas Pattinson who settled in New York State in 1804.
The Paddonson 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.