Anglo-Saxon surname Pakes came from the medieval given name, Pack, which is likely a corruption of the personal name Pask. Pakes 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 Pakes family
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 Pakes family
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Pakes Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pakes family name include Packe, Pack, Packham and others.
Early Notables of the Pakes family (pre 1700)
(c. 1657-1708), an English...
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Migration of the Pakes family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Pakes surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Pakes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Pakes 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.
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