Pagel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Pagel comes from when the family resided in Haworth, Yorkshire. The surname Pagel originally derived from the Old English word Pightel. Pagel is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Pagel family

The surname Pagel was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Pagel family

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Pagel Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Pagel has been recorded under many different variations, including Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.

Early Notables of the Pagel family (pre 1700)

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United States Pagel migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pagel or a variant listed above:

Pagel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Pagel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Joh Friedrich Wilhelmine Pagel, aged 33, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Gottfried Pagel, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850 [1]
  • Albert Pagel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]

Canada Pagel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pagel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • August Pagel, aged 25, who landed in Quebec in 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Pagel (post 1700) +

  • Gary James Pagel (b. 1940), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964 [2]
  • Dave Pagel, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 78th District; Elected 2012 [2]
  • Derek L. Pagel (b. 1979), former American football safety
  • David Pagel, American art critic, educator, curator, dioramatist, and bike enthusiast
  • Heinz Rudolf Pagel (1939-1988), American physicist
  • Ramona Pagel (b. 1961), retired American shot putter
  • Karl Douglas Pagel (b. 1955), former American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Mike John Pagel (b. 1960), former professional American football player
  • Michel Pagel (b. 1961), French science fiction and fantasy writer
  • Julius Leopold Pagel (1851-1912), German physician and historian of medicine
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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