The distinguished surname Pangeborn 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 Pangeborn family
The surname Pangeborn 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 Pangeborn family
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Pangeborn Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pangeborn were recorded, including Pangborn, Pangburn, Pangbourne, Pangborne, Pangburne, Pangeburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Pangeborn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pangeborn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Pangeborn family emigrate to North America: Peter Pangburn, who emigrated from Oxfordshire
County, New Jersey during the mid-17th century, Jesse Pangburn, who was recorded in Québec in 1795.
The Pangeborn 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.