The distinguished surname Pangbyrn 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 Pangbyrn family
The surname Pangbyrn 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 Pangbyrn family
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Pangbyrn Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pangbyrn has undergone many spelling variations
, including Pangborn, Pangburn, Pangbourne, Pangborne, Pangburne, Pangeburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Pangbyrn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pangbyrn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pangbyrn were among those contributors: Peter Pangburn, who emigrated from Oxfordshire
County, New Jersey during the mid-17th century, Jesse Pangburn, who was recorded in Québec in 1795.
The Pangbyrn 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.