Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who made palings or fences. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.
Early Origins of the Pallister family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor, some say from the time of the Norman Conquest when Duke William of Normandy arrived at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Pallister family
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Pallister Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pallister are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pallister include Paliser, Palliser, Pallisar, Palisar, Palister and many more.
Early Notables of the Pallister family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pallister family to Ireland
Some of the Pallister family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pallister family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pallister or a variant listed above:
Pallister Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Pallister Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Pallister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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