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The name Pallister is rooted in the ancient 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.

Pallister Early Origins



The surname Pallister was first found in 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.

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Pallister Spelling Variations


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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.

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Pallister Early History


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Pallister Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pallister research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pallister History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pallister Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pallister Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pallister Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pallister In Ireland


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Pallister In Ireland



Some of the Pallister family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

  • James Pallister who settled in Barbados in 1634
  • James Pallister, aged 28, arrived in Barbados in 1634

Pallister Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Pallister, who came to America in 1757

Pallister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pallister, who landed in New York in 1831
  • Thomas Pallister, who arrived in New York in 1831

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Pallister Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pallister Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2014 at 19:23.

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