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Where did the Scottish Panter family come from? What is the Scottish Panter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Panter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Panter family history?

The Panter surname is derived from the Middle English/Old French word "panetier" and was an occupational name from the office of master-baker. "In the court of France the Pantier was an officer of high consideration; and in monasteries the Pantier was charged with the distribution of bread to the poor. " [1]


Spelling variations of this family name include: Panter, Panther, Pantre, Pander, Pantry and others.

First found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Panter research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1471, 1524, 1558, 1545 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Panter History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Panter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Panter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wm Panter, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Panter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Panter settled in Maryland in 1741

Panter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Panter settled in Philadelphia in 1860

Panter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Panter, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"


  • Gary Panter (b. 1950), American illustrator, painter and designer
  • Michael J. "Mike" Panter (b. 1969), American Democratic Party politician
  • Horace Panter (b. 1953), also known as Sir Horace Gentleman, a British bassist
  • Howard Hugh Panter (b. 1949), British multi-award winning theatre impresario and theatre operator
  • Anne Panter (b. 1984), English field hockey international
  • Stephen Graham "Horace" Panter (b. 1953), English bassist
  • Frederick Kennedy Panter (1836-1864), Australian policeman who became an explorer of colonial Western Australia


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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. 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.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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The Panter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Panter 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 19 November 2015 at 12:39.

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