Padonson is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Padonson 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 Padonson family
The surname Padonson 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 Padonson family
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Padonson Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Pattinson, Patinson, Pattonson, Patonson, Pattenson and many more.
Early Notables of the Padonson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Padonson family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Padonson or a variant listed above: Thomas Pattinson who settled in New York State in 1804.
The Padonson 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.