Paik is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the medieval given name, Pack, which is likely a corruption of the personal name
Pask. Paik is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Many patronymic surnames were formed by adopting the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while others came from popular religious names, and from the names of secular heroes. This surname comes from the vernacular tradition, and was therefore, adopted from an ancestor.
Early Origins of the Paik family
The surname Paik was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Paik family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paik research.Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1654, 1593, 1682, 1654, 1657, 1708, 1686, 1749 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Paik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Paik Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Paik has been recorded under many different variations, including Packe, Pack, Packham and others.
Early Notables of the Paik family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Christopher Packe (1593?-1682), Lord Mayor of London (1654), a prominent member of the Company of Merchant Adventurers; Christopher Packe (c.
1657-1708), an English... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paik Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Paik family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Paik or a variant listed above:
Paik Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Auton Paik, who landed in Arkansas in 1900 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Paik 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: Libertas sub Rege pio
Motto Translation: Liberty under a pious King.