Panther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Panther 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]

Early Origins of the Panther family

The surname Panther was 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.

Important Dates for the Panther family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Panther research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1471, 1524, 1470, 1519, 1558, 1545 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Panther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Panther Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Panther family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Andrew Panter, Keeper of the King's Mint; Patrick Paniter (born c. 1470 - 1519) Scottish churchman and principal secretary to...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Panther Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Panther migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Panther Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dorothy Panther, who arrived in Maryland in 1657 [2]
  • Mary Panther, who arrived in Maryland in 1672 [2]
Panther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Panther, who settled in New England in 1738
  • Elisabeth Panther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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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