Page History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Page comes from one of the family having worked as a server or personal attendant to a Lord or nobleman. [1] Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Early Origins of the Page family

The surname Page was first found in Devon where one of the first records of the name was Ralph Page who was listed there in the Pipe Rolls of 1230. A few years later William le Page was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1240. [2] Lambert Page was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Yorkshire. [3] And a few years late to the north, John Page was one of the Scottish prisoners taken in Dunbar Castle in 1296 and confined in Tunbridge Castle. [4] At some point, a branch of the family was established at Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire. " In a chapel on the north side of the chancel are recumbent effigies of Sir Francis Page and his lady, to whom the manor of Middle Aston formerly belonged: Sir Francis destroyed some monuments of the Dinham family to make room for his own, which was erected in his life-time." [5]

Important Dates for the Page family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Page research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1692, 1693, 1669, 1720, 1708, 1695, 1775, 1723 and are included under the topic Early Page History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Page Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Page have been found, including: Page, Paige and others.

Early Notables of the Page family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Page of Somerset; and Colonel John Page (1628-1692), from Bedfont, Middlesex, an English merchant and settler in Middle Plantation on the Virginia Peninsula, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and the Council of the Virginia Colony; Gregory Page (died 1693); and his son...
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Migration of the Page family to Ireland

Some of the Page family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Page migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Page, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Page Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Page, who settled in Salem in 1630
  • Thomas Page, who settled in Boston with his wife and two children in 1635
  • Jo Page, aged 33, who landed in Bermuda in 1635 [6]
  • Sara Page, aged 31, who arrived in Bermuda in 1635 [6]
  • Robert Page, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 [6]
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Page Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matthew Page, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [6]
  • Francis Page, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [6]
  • Elinor Page, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [6]
  • Catherine Page, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [6]
  • Anthony Page, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [6]
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Page Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Page, aged 51, who arrived in New York in 1812 [6]
  • Job Page, aged 36, who arrived in New York in 1812 [6]
  • Joel Page, aged 37, who landed in New York in 1812 [6]
  • Richard Page, aged 54, who landed in New York in 1812 [6]
  • George Page, aged 19, who landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830 [6]
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Page migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Page Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Robert Page, son of Raymond and Madeleine, married Marguerite Gaudin, daughter of Barthélemi and Marthe, in Quebec on 8th January 1668 [7]
  • Raymond Page, son of Raymond and Madeleine, married Marguerite Gaudin, daughter of Barthélemi and Marthe, in Quebec on 8th January 1668 [7]
  • Guillaume Page, son of Raymond and Madeleine, married Elisabeth Letartre, daughter of René and Anne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 30th January 1679 [7]
Page Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Martin Page, son of Robert and Marguerite, married Françoise Gaudin, daughter of Charles and Marie, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 17th November 1704 [7]
  • Pierre Page, son of Robert and Marguerite, married Marie-Catherine Morisset, daughter of Mathurin and Élisabeth, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 19th June 1713 [7]
  • Pierre Page, son of Robert and Marguerite, married Marie-Catherine Morisset, daughter of Mathurin and Elisabeth, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 19th June 1713 [7]
  • Jean-François Page, son of Robert and Marguerite, married Marie-Anne Cocquin, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 25th June 1714 [7]
  • Louis Page, son of Guillaume and Isabelle, married Isabelle Piché, daughter of Adrien and Elisabeth, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 20th January 1716 [7]
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Page Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Page, who landed in Canada in 1833
  • Alexander Page, who arrived in Canada in 1834
  • Timothy Terrard Page, who landed in Canada in 1841

Page migration to Australia

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

Page Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Page, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • William Page, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [9]
  • Mary Page, aged 34, a needlewoman, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [10]
  • R. Page a constable, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [11]
  • Aaron Page, Canadian convict from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [12]
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Page 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:

Page Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Page, aged 38, a bricklayer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Sarah Page, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Mary Page, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Joseph Page, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • William Page, aged 2, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Page (post 1700)

  • Thomas Alden "Tommy" Page (1970-2017), American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1990 hit single, "I'll Be Your Everything"
  • Brigadier-General John Watt Page (1882-1961), American Adjutant-General of Texas (1940-1943) [13]
  • Patti Page (1927-2013), born Clara Ann Fowler, American singer, one of the best-known female artists in traditional pop music and the best-selling female artist of the 1950s
  • Tim Page (b. 1954), American writer, editor, music critic, producer and professor awarded the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
  • Clarence Page (b. 1947), American reporter who won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • Robert Morris Page (1903-1992), American physicist with the U.S. Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC
  • Bettie Page (1923-2008), American pin-up model, one of the first Playboy playmates
  • Lawrence "Larry" Page (b. 1973), American computer scientist best known as co-founder of Google Inc
  • Anita Page (1910-2008), American film actress who reached stardom in the last years of the silent film era
  • Everill Max "E.M." Page (1893-1959), American lawyer and judge in the state of Oregon
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Historic Events for the Page family

Empress of Ireland
  • Miss Clarrie May Page, British Stewardess from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [14]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Victor E F Page (b. 1912), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
  • Mr. Edwin H G Le Page (b. 1910), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Guernsey, Channel Island, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [15]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. John Birley Page, British Gunner, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [16]
  • Mr. Walter Richard Douglas Page, British Sub Lieutenant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [16]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Andrew Page, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [17]
  • Mr. John Harvey Page, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [17]

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Citations

  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  9. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  11. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  12. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  13. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) John Page. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Page/John_Watt/USA.html
  14. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  15. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  16. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  17. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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