The distinguished surname Pangbourne is of ancient English origin. It is derived from "Pangbourne," the name of a town in the county of Berkshire, and is thought to mean "Paega's stream."
Early Origins of the Pangbourne family
The surname Pangbourne was first found in the county of Berkshire, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times. It is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of Pangbourne, in the hundred
of Reading, a large village and civil parish on the River Thames. The parish takes its name from a trout stream called the Pang, which runs through it. In October, 1838, excavators for the railway, at Shooter's Hill, found five human skeletons, of Roman vintage including spearheads, spurs, and battle-axes of British and Roman manufacture, urns of terra cotta, and a large quantity of coins of various Roman emperors.
Early History of the Pangbourne family
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Pangbourne Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pangbourne family name include Pangborn, Pangburn, Pangbourne, Pangborne, Pangburne, Pangeburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Pangbourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pangbourne family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pangbourne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Stephen Pangbourne U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
The Pangbourne 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: Malo mori quam foedari
Motto Translation: I would rather die than be disgraced.