personal name Payne. Pannett is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Although this interpretation of the etymology of the surname Pannett is uncertain, it is generally accepted at the present time.
Early Origins of the Pannett family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Pannett family
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Pannett Spelling Variations
spelling variations. Pagan, Paganell, Paganel, Pagnell and others.
Early Notables of the Pannett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pannett family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: James Pagan, who came to Virginia in 1688; Robert Pagan, who arrived in Maine in 1748; Thomas Pagan, who arrived in St. John, N.B. in 1800; William Pagan, who came to New York in 1766.
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