The name Paike is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the medieval given name, Pack, which is likely a corruption of the personal name
Pask. Paike 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 Paike family
The surname Paike 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 Paike family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paike 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 Paike History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Paike Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Paike include Packe, Pack, Packham and others.
Early Notables of the Paike 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 Paike Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Paike family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Steven Pack settled in Virginia in 1635; Richard Packe settled in Virginia in 1623.
The Paike 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.