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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.

Pages Early Origins



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.

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Pages Spelling Variations


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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.

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Pages Early History


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Pages Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pages research. Another 186 words (13 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.

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Pages Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pages Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pages Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Pages, aged 56, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • John Pages, who landed in New York, NY in 1833
  • Generoso Pages, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Natividad Pages, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1878
  • Ignacio De Pages, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pages (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pages (post 1700)



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

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    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Pages Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pages Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 November 2015 at 10:15.

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