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Early Origins of the Pankhurst family


The surname Pankhurst was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Pankhurst family


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Pankhurst Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Pankhurst has appeared include Pankhurst, Panckhurst, Pankcoast, Pancrust, Pancrest, Penkhurst, Penkerst, Pankerst, Pencoast, Pencrust, Pankurst, Pinkhurst, Penckhurst and many more.

Early Notables of the Pankhurst family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pankhurst family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pankhurst arrived in North America very early:

Pankhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Pankhurst, age 16, who was on record in Boston in 1635

Pankhurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Pankhurst, who settled in Maryland in 1761
  • Francis Pankhurst, who arrived in Virginia in 1774

Pankhurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Pankhurst, who settled in New York, NY in 1855
  • Eliza Pankhurst, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Pankhurst, aged 19, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Pankhurst, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Pankhurst and Stephen Pankhurst, who were on record in Illinois in 1856

Pankhurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Pankhurst, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

Pankhurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Pankhurst, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Stephen Pankhurst, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Ellen Pankhurst, aged 27, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Charles Pankhurst, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Naomi Pankhurst, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Pankhurst (post 1700)


  • Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960), English campaigner for the suffragist movement in the United Kingdom
  • Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1958), English feminist activist, daughter of suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), English suffragette
  • Richard Keir Pethick Pankhurst OBE (b. 1927), British academic
  • Henry J. Pankhurst (1884-1921), British athlete, who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
  • Richard Marsden Pankhurst (1834-1898), reformer and politician

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Citations


  1. ^ 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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