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Paker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Paker is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Paker family when they migrated with the great wave that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Paker is a name for a wool packer having derived from the Old English word packe. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Another source claims that the name was derived for a "person 'employed in barrelling or packing up herrings.' In London, the occupation of the 'packer-and-presser' is a well-known and lucrative one." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Early Origins of the Paker family


The surname Paker was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times where they were Lords of the manor of Bucklebury. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a census initiated by Duke William after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, this manor was held by a Norman noble, Hugolin the Steersman, and consisted of a mill and a church, and the church still has Norman carvings. Conjecturally the Packers descend from this noble.

Not withstanding the Berkshire reference, the first record of the family was found in Bedfordshire. Walter le Packere was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Later, the Calendarium Rotulorum Chartarum listed Mathew le Packere. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Paker family


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Paker Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Paker include Packere, Packer, Packers, Packar, Packars, Packare, Pacher and many more.

Early Notables of the Paker family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Packer of Shellingford Manor, Berkshire, Clerk of the Privy Seal; and his son, Robert Packer (1614-1682), an English politician, Member of...
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Migration of the Paker family to Ireland


Some of the Paker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Paker family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Paker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Morning Star" in 1861
  • Emma Paker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Morning Star" in 1861
  • John Paker, aged 42, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Paker, aged 46, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Mary Paker, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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