Pannett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the Scottish west coast, the Pannett family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the 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

The surname Pannett was first found in 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.

Important Dates for the Pannett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pannett research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1265, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Pannett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pannett Spelling Variations

In various documents Pannett has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of 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

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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