Paget History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Paget is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Paget family lived in Oxfordshire. The name, however, is a reference to Pachet, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Some of the family remained in Normandy as seen by this entry: "William Pachet, Normandy 1180." [1]

Early Origins of the Paget family

The surname Paget was first found in Oxfordshire and Derbyshire. Mickleover, Derbyshire was an early homestead of the family. "The manor was given, with Findern, Littleover, and Potlac, by William the Conqueror, to Burton Abbey; Henry VIII. granted these manors to Sir William Paget." [2] Presumably the same Sir William was granted estates in Aston-Upon-Trent. "The manor was granted after the Reformation to Sir William Paget." [2]

Important Dates for the Paget family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paget research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1547, 1551, 1617, 1575, 1647, 1645, 1506, 1563, 1540, 1590, 1572, 1629, 1612, 1609, 1678, 1615, 1679, 1637, 1713, 1689, 1692, 1692, 1701, 1632, 1639, 1664 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Paget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paget Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Paget has been recorded under many different variations, including Paget, Pagit, Pagitt, Pagett, Pagget, Paggett and others.

Early Notables of the Paget family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Eusebius Pagit (Pagett) (1551?-1617), an English nonconformist clergyman; and his son, Ephraim Pagit (Pagitt) (c.1575–1647), an English clergyman and heresiographer, best known for his Heresiography of 1645; William Paget, 1st Baron Paget of Beaudesert (1506-1563), an English statesman and accountant who held positions in the service of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I; Thomas...
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Migration of the Paget family to Ireland

Some of the Paget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Paget migration to the United States

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Pagets were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Paget Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Paget, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750 [3]
  • Eleanor Paget, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 [3]
  • William Paget, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [3]
  • Thomas Paget, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [3]
Paget Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Paget settled with his wife Maudlin and children in Maryland in 1711
  • David Paget, who settled in Maryland, with his wife, Maudlin, and his children, in 1711
  • Henry Paget, who landed in America in 1764 [3]
Paget Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Paget, aged 34, who arrived in Delaware in 1812 [3]
  • J. Paget, who settled in New York in 1823 at the age of 55

Paget migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paget Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Lawrence Paget, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Eliza Paget, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Paget 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:

Paget Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Sarah Paget, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamar" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th January 1858 [4]
  • Mrs. Mary Paget, (b. 1814), aged 44, English settler from Somerset travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [4]
  • Mr. John Paget, (b. 1820), aged 38, English labourer from Somerset travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [4]
  • Mr. George Paget, (b. 1842), aged 16, English labourer from Somerset travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [4]
  • Miss Hannah Paget, (b. 1844), aged 14, English settler from Somerset travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [4]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Paget (post 1700)

  • Lowell Caples Paget (1898-1967), American Republican politician, Member of Oregon State House of Representatives, 1933-34; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1936, 1944, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964 [5]
  • Eileen Paget (b. 1939), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1960 [5]
  • Edward T. Paget, American politician, Mayor of Needles, California; Elected 2010; Elected unopposed 2012 [5]
  • Beatrice Mary Paget (1896-2002), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1944 [5]
  • B. Lee Paget, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1906, 1912; Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920 [5]
  • A. Paget, American politician, Industrial Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1890 [5]
  • Debra Paget (b. 1933), American actress and entertainer popular in the 1950s and early 1960s, she appeared in Love Me Tender, the film debut of Elvis Presley
  • The Right Reverend Francis Paget DD (1851-1911), English theologian, the 33rd Bishop of Oxford
  • Alfred Paget (1880-1925), English silent film actor who appeared in 239 films between 1908 and 1918
  • Marquis Henry William Paget KG, GCB, GCH, PC (1768-1854), 1st Marquis of Anglesey, twice Master-General of the Ordnance and twice as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
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Historic Events for the Paget family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Charles Paget, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [6]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William Howard Paget, British Engine Room Artificer 5th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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