Pander History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pander surname is derived from the Middle English/Old French word "panetier" and was an occupational name from the office of master-baker. "In the court of France the Pantier was an officer of high consideration; and in monasteries the Pantier was charged with the distribution of bread to the poor. " [1]

Early Origins of the Pander family

The surname Pander was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Pander family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pander research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1471, 1524, 1470, 1519, 1558, 1545 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Pander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pander Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Panter, Panther, Pantre, Pander, Pantry and others.

Early Notables of the Pander family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Andrew Panter, Keeper of the King's Mint; Patrick Paniter (born c. 1470 - 1519) Scottish churchman and principal secretary to...
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United States Pander migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pander Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Pander, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 [2]
  • Margarett Pander, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 [2]
Pander Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lawrence Pander, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]
  • T Pander, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pander (post 1700) +

  • Heinz Christian Pander (1794-1865), Baltic German biologist and embryologist
  • Christian Pander (b. 1983), German footballer


  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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