The lineage of the name Pakenhan begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Pakenham found in the county of Suffolk
. This place-name was a habitation name which denoted where the Pakenhan family held their land. The original bearers of the Pakenhan surname took their name from the parish where they dwelt, so that they could be identified whenever they moved from their original dwelling place.
Early Origins of the Pakenhan family
The surname Pakenhan was first found in Suffolk
at Pakenham, a village that dates back to Saxon times when it was first listed as Pakenham c. 950. By the Domesday Book
of 1086, the village was listed as Pachenham CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "homestead or village of a man called Pacca," from the Old English personal name
+ "ham." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Pakenhan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pakenhan research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1794, 1713, 1776, 1743, 1792, 1774, 1835, 1785, 1794, 1774, 1835, 1817, 1860 and 1933 are included under the topic Early Pakenhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pakenhan Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pakenhan has undergone many spelling variations
, including Pakenham, Packenham, Pagenam and others.
Early Notables of the Pakenhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pakenhan family to Ireland
Some of the Pakenhan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pakenhan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pakenhan were among those contributors: George Pakenham settled in Virginia in 1643.