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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Paget Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Presumably the same Sir William was granted estates in Aston-Upon-Trent. "The manor was granted after the Reformation to Sir William Paget." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Paget Spelling Variations


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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.

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Paget Early History


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Paget Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paget research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 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.

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Paget Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paget Early Notables (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.15751647), 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...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paget In Ireland


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Paget In Ireland



Some of the Paget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Eleanor Paget, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • William Paget, who arrived in Maryland in 1670
  • Thomas Paget, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

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

Paget Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Paget, aged 34, arrived in Delaware in 1812
  • J. Paget, who settled in New York in 1823 at the age of 55

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paget (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paget (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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
  • Eileen Paget (b. 1939), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1960
  • Edward T. Paget, American politician, Mayor of Needles, California; Elected 2010; Elected unopposed 2012
  • Beatrice Mary Paget (1896-2002), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1944
  • B. Lee Paget, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1906, 1912; Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920
  • A. Paget, American politician, Industrial Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1890
  • 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
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Paget Historic Events


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Paget Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Charles Paget, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Howard Paget, British Engine Room Artificer 5th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per il suo contrario
Motto Translation: By its reverse.


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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  11. ...

The Paget Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paget 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.

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