Origins Available: Irish
On the western coast of Scotland
and on the Hebrides
islands the Pagent family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the personal name
Payne. Pagent is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Although this interpretation of the etymology of the surname Pagent is uncertain, it is generally accepted at the present time.
Early Origins of the Pagent family
The surname Pagent 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.
Early History of the Pagent family
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Pagent Spelling Variations
In various documents Pagent has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Pagan, Paganell, Paganel, Pagnell and others.
Early Notables of the Pagent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pagent family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pagent or a variant listed above: James Pagan, who came to Virginia in 1688; Robert Pagan, who arrived in Maine in 1748; Thomas Pagan, who arrived in St. John, N.B. in 1800; William Pagan, who came to New York in 1766.