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Pankratz Early Origins



The surname Pankratz 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 12th century when they held estates in that county.

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Pankratz Spelling Variations


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Pankratz 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 Pankratz family name include Pancras, Pancriz, Panckridge, Pankridge, Penkridge, Penbridge, Pankrige, Pankrich, Penkrich, Packridge, Peckridge, Packrich, Peckrich and many more.

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Pankratz Early History


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Pankratz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pankratz research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1698, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Pankratz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pankratz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pankratz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pankratz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Pankratz surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Pankratz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Pankratz, aged 9, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Anna Pankratz, aged 22, arrived in Nebraska in 1874
  • Elisabeth Pankratz, aged 8, arrived in Nebraska in 1874
  • Franz Pankratz, aged 38, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Heinrich H Pankratz, aged 25, arrived in Nebraska in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pankratz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pankratz (post 1700)



  • Loren Pankratz (b. 1940), American consultation psychologist at the Portland VA Medical Center
  • Marcia Anne Pankratz (b. 1964), American silver and two-time bronze medalist field hockey forward and Olympian in the 1990s
  • Helmut Pankratz (b. 1937), Canadian retired politician, Mayor of Steinbach, Manitoba from 1981 to 1986 and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for La Verendrye (1986-1990)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Pankratz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pankratz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 September 2016 at 17:21.

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