× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English, French, Italian, Scottish, Spanish


Pagan is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the personal name Payne. Pagan is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Although this interpretation of the etymology of the surname Pagan is uncertain, it is generally accepted at the present time.

Pagan Early Origins



The surname Pagan was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Close

Pagan Spelling Variations


Expand

Pagan Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Pagan has been spelled Pagan, Paganell, Paganel, Pagnell and others.

Close

Pagan Early History


Expand

Pagan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pagan research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1265, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Pagan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Pagan Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Pagan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pagan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pagan arrived in North America very early:

Pagan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Pagan, who came to Virginia in 1688

Pagan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John James Pagan, who arrived in Virginia in 1709
  • Robert Pagan, who arrived in Maine in 1748
  • William Pagan, who came to New York in 1766
  • Janet Pagan, who arrived in New York sometime between 1783 and 1843

Pagan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Pagan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1831
  • S Pagan, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • L Pagan, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Ramon Pagan, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

Pagan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Pagan U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Robert Pagan Jr., U.E. born in Glasgow, Scotland from Falmouth, Maine, USA who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Thomas Pagan U.E. born in Glasgow, Scotland from Falmouth, Maine, USA who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association, he was a Merchant who returned to Scotland where he died in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Pagan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Pagan, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1800
  • Jane Pagan, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1821

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Pagan (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Pagan (post 1700)



  • Antonio Pagán (1958-2009), American politician, who held roles in the municipal government of New York City
  • Ralfi Pagan (1947-1978), Bronx, New York based 'Latin soul ' and salsa singer
  • José Antonio Pagán (b. 1935), former Major League Baseball player from Puerto Rico
  • Isabel Pagan (1740-1821), Scottish poet of the Romantic Era
  • William Pagan U.E. (1744-1819), Scottish-born United Empire Loyalist from from Falmouth, Maine, USA who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 to become Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1786 to 1816, brother of Robert Pagan
  • Robert Pagan U.E. (1750-1821), Scottish-born United Empire Loyalist from from Falmouth, Maine, USA who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 to become Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1786 to 1819
  • Adrian Pagan (b. 1947), Australian economist and Professor of Economics
  • Angel Anthony Pagán (b. 1981), Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
  • Denis Pagan (b. 1947), former Australian rules football coach and player in the VFL/AFL
  • Sir John Pagan (1914-1986), Australian, military officer and Company Chairman, who received the MBE in 1945 and was promoted to Brigadier in 1958

Close

Pagan Family Crest Products


Expand

Pagan Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Pagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pagan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 March 2016 at 15:17.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest