Pages History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Pages was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Pages family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Pages was an occupational name for a young servant to a nobleman who was in the first stage of training for knighthood. Such a servant was known in Old French as a page.

Early Origins of the Pages family

The surname Pages was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family was anciently seated in a parish, in the department of Isère, in the district of Vienne.

Several members of this distinguished family became well-known. Gui Pageau, a poet from Le Mans, published a volume of "Cantiques" and "Noëls" in 1584. Margarit Pageau was also a poet; he was born in Vendôme during the 16th century. He published his work, "Oeuvres poétiques." Louis-Léon Pajot, Count of Onsembray, was born in Paris in 1678. He took the philosophy of Descartes and wrote several works on this subject. After the death of his father, he inherited a country estate in Bercy. He died in 1753.

Important Dates for the Pages family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pages research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1600, 1678, 1753, 1764, 1791, and 1798 are included under the topic Early Pages History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pages Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Page, Pages, Pagé, Paget, Pager, Pageot, Pajot, Pageon, Pagenot, Pagenel, Pagenelle, Pageard, Pageaud, Pageau and many more.

Early Notables of the Pages family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Louis Pajot, who was born in Paris, and who died in 1798. He was a drummer in a battalion of French volunteers. Pierre-François Page was...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pages Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pages migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pages Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Pages, aged 56, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • John Pages, who landed in New York, NY in 1833 [1]
  • Generoso Pages, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Natividad Pages, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1878 [1]
  • Ignacio De Pages, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1881 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pages (post 1700)

  • Jose G. Pages, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Veracruz, 1898-1902 [2]
  • Joseph Pagès, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]

Citations

  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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Joseph Pagès. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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