Paggington is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Paggington family once lived in the hamlet of Packington found in the county of Leicestershire
. The surname Paggington was originally derived from the Old English word Pakintone,
which referred to those who lived at the wood of the people Pacca.
The place-name Packington was probably first used after the family moved away from their original dwelling place to another area. In this circumstance, the family would adopt the place-name so that they could be known by the name of the original village.
Early Origins of the Paggington family
The surname Paggington was first found in North West Leicestershire
at Packington, a village and civil parish that dates back to at least 1043 when it was listed as Pakinton. Forty-three years later in the Domesday Book
of 1086, the village was listed as Pachintone. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Pac(c)a" having derived from the Old English personal name
+ ing + tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Great Packington is a hamlet near Meriden, Warwickshire
and is home to Packington Hall, a 17th-century mansion built in 1693 for Sir Clement Fisher. His earlier manor house Packington Old Hall is nearby. At the time of the Conquest, this was the property of Turchil de Warwick, by whom, it was given to Geoffrey de Clinton, founder of the castle and priory of Kenilworth. After the Dissolution, it passed by letters-patent to the Fisher family.
Early History of the Paggington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paggington research.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1846, 1477, 1551, 1538, 1529, 1489, 1536, 1530, 1571, 1561, 1549, 1625, 1600, 1624, 1623, 1624, 1621, 1680, 1640, 1649 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Paggington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Paggington Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Paggington family name include Packington, Pakington, Packinton, Pakinton, Pakintone, Pakintone, Packingtone and many more.
Early Notables of the Paggington family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Pakington (c.1477-1551), Chirographer of the Court of Common Pleas, a Member of Parliament for Gloucester, and Sheriff of Herefordshire
in 1538 and Worcestershire
. In 1529 he received an extraordinary grant from Henry VIII permitting him to wear his hat in the King's presence... Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paggington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Paggington family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Paggington surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Jonathon Pakingtone who settled in Carolina in 1700.
The Paggington 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: Par viribus virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is equal to strength.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)