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Pangburne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Pangburne 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 Pangburne family


The surname Pangburne 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 Pangburne family


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Pangburne Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pangburne include Pangborn, Pangburn, Pangbourne, Pangborne, Pangburne, Pangeburn and many more.

Early Notables of the Pangburne family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pangburne family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Peter Pangburn, who emigrated from Oxfordshire to Essex County, New Jersey during the mid-17th century, Jesse Pangburn, who was recorded in Québec in 1795.

The Pangburne 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.


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