Padenson is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Padenson 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 Padenson family
The surname Padenson 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 Padenson family
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Padenson Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Pattinson, Patinson, Pattonson, Patonson, Pattenson and many more.
Early Notables of the Padenson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Padenson family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Padenson or a variant listed above: Thomas Pattinson who settled in New York State in 1804.
The Padenson 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.