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]

Early History of 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...
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Page Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Page World Ranking

In the United States, the name Page is the 318th most popular surname with an estimated 84,558 people with that name. [6] However, in Canada, the name Page is ranked the 307th most popular surname with an estimated 14,345 people with that name. [7] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Page is the 290th popular surname. [8] France ranks Page as 796th with 6,309 people. [9] Australia ranks Page as 205th with 16,144 people. [10] New Zealand ranks Page as 218th with 2,614 people. [11] The United Kingdom ranks Page as 165th with 32,623 people. [12]

Ireland 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.


United States 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 [13]
  • Sara Page, aged 31, who arrived in Bermuda in 1635 [13]
  • Robert Page, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 [13]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Page Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Page, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [13]
  • Matthew Page, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [13]
  • Elinor Page, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [13]
  • Catherine Page, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [13]
  • Anthony Page, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [13]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Page Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Page, aged 51, who arrived in New York in 1812 [13]
  • Job Page, aged 36, who arrived in New York in 1812 [13]
  • Joel Page, aged 37, who landed in New York in 1812 [13]
  • Richard Page, aged 54, who landed in New York in 1812 [13]
  • George Page, aged 19, who landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830 [13]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada 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, who married Marguerite Gaudin, daughter of Barthélemi and Marthe, in Quebec on 8th January 1668 [14]
  • Raymond Page, son of Raymond and Madeleine, who married Marguerite Gaudin, daughter of Barthélemi and Marthe, in Quebec on 8th January 1668 [14]
  • Guillaume Page, son of Raymond and Madeleine, who married Elisabeth Letartre, daughter of René and Anne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 30th January 1679 [14]
Page Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Martin Page, son of Robert and Marguerite, who married Françoise Gaudin, daughter of Charles and Marie, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 17th November 1704 [14]
  • Pierre Page, son of Robert and Marguerite, who married Marie-Catherine Morisset, daughter of Mathurin and Élisabeth, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 19th June 1713 [14]
  • Pierre Page, son of Robert and Marguerite, who married Marie-Catherine Morisset, daughter of Mathurin and Elisabeth, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 19th June 1713 [14]
  • Jean-François Page, son of Robert and Marguerite, who married Marie-Anne Cocquin, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 25th June 1714 [14]
  • Louis Page, son of Guillaume and Isabelle, who married Isabelle Piché, daughter of Adrien and Elisabeth, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 20th January 1716 [14]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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

Australia 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
  • Mr. Thomas Page, British convict who was convicted in Derby, England for life, transported aboard the "Calcutta" in February 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [15]
  • Miss Mary Page, (b. 1780), aged 23, British Convict who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Experiment" on 4th December 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, she died in 1829 [16]
  • Mr. James Page, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Canada" on 23rd April 1819, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [17]
  • Mr. James Page, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancastershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asiatic" on 5th June 1819, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [18]
  • Mr. Richard Page, British Convict who was convicted in Southampton, Hampshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl St Vincent" on 6th April 1820, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [19]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Page migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [20]
Page Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Mathew Page, (b. 1615), aged 20, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Anne and Elizabeth" arriving in Barbados in 1635 [21]
  • Mr. Thomas Page, (b. 1615), aged 20, British settler travelling from Gravesend, England aboard the ship "Falcon" arriving in Barbados in 1636 [22]
  • Richard and Henry Page, who settled in Barbados in 1663
  • Elizabeth Page settled with her husband Edward in Barbados in 1670

Contemporary Notables of the name Page (post 1700) +

  • John G. "Jack" Page III (1950-2020), American politician, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives (1993-2010)
  • 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) [23]
  • 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
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empress of Ireland
  • Miss Clarrie May Page, British Stewardess from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [24]
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 [25]
  • 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 [25]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. John Birley Page, British Gunner, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [26]
  • Mr. Walter Richard Douglas Page, British Sub Lieutenant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [26]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Andrew Page, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [27]
  • 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 [27]


Suggested Readings for the name Page +

  • The History and Genealogy of the Robert and Rachel Page Family, c1750-1827 from Goochland County, Virginia, and Spartanburg County, South Carolina by Donald W. Pa.
  • Carolina Page's: (sic) a Compilation of Genealogical Information on Page Families in the Carolinas Beginning in 1521 to Present Time by Robert E. Page.

  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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  7. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  8. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  9. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  10. ^ https://forebears.io/australia/surnames
  11. ^ https://forebears.io/new-zealand/surnames
  12. ^ https://www.surnamemap.eu/unitedkingdom/surnames_ranking.php?p=10
  13. ^ 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)
  14. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  15. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/calcutta
  16. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel-and-experiment
  17. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canada
  18. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  19. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 10th September 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-st-vincent
  20. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  21. ^ Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's retrieved 23rd September 2021. (Retrieved from https://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shiplist.htm)
  22. ^ Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's retrieved 28th September 2021. (Retrieved from https://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shiplist.htm)
  23. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) John Page. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Page/John_Watt/USA.html
  24. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  25. ^ 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
  26. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  27. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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