Panton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Panton family

The surname Panton was first found in Lincolnshire, at Panton, a village in the civil parish of East Barkwith, in the East Lindsey of district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Pantone and possibly meant "farmstead near a hill or pan-shaped feature" from the Old English words "panne" + "tun." [1] At that time, there were 32 households on 40 acres of meadows with a church, land held by the Archbishop of York. Conjecturally the family is descended from Gilbert of Panton, a Norman noble who held the village at that time. [2]

Alternatively, the family could have originated in Pointon, a chapelry, in the parish of Semperingham, union of Bourne, wapentake of Aveland, parts of Kesteven, Lincolnshire. [3]

Early History of the Panton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Panton research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1296, 1396, 1451, 1539, 1606, 1685, 1672, 1672, 1639, 1706, 1684, 1693, 1682 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Panton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Panton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Panton, Pantone, Panting, Pantown, Pantoun and many more.

Early Notables of the Panton family (pre 1700)

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Panton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Panton Ranking

In the United States, the name Panton is the 14,800th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]


United States Panton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Panton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jone Panton, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [5]
  • Tho Panton, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [5]
  • Eliz Panton, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [5]
  • Thomas Panton, who landed in Virginia in 1661 [5]
  • Olive Panton, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [5]
Panton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Panton, who arrived in America in 1770 [5]
  • David Panton, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • David Panton, aged 19, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [5]
Panton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Panton, who landed in South Carolina in 1842 [5]

Australia Panton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Panton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Panton, English convict who was convicted in (Lindsey), Lincolnshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Dromedary" on 11th September 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [6]
  • David Panton, a tailor, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mr. Samuel Panton, (b. 1783), aged 48, English ploughman who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life for theft, transported aboard the "Elizabeth" on 3rd October 1831, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1836 [7]
  • Mr. Alexander Panton, Scottish convict who was convicted in Edinburgh, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Elphinstone" on 28th July 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [8]
  • Mr. William Panton, British Convict who was convicted in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Asiatic" on 26th May 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Panton migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [10]
Panton Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Mrs. Panton who settled in Barbados with her servants in 1680

Contemporary Notables of the name Panton (post 1700) +

  • John Panton MBE (1916-2009), Scottish professional golfer
  • Giles Panton (b. 1982), Canadian television, film, stage and voice actor
  • Diana Ariadne Panton, two-time Canadian Juno Award nominated jazz vocalist
  • Alexander Hugh Panton, Australian politician, Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 1919 to 1922, Speaker of the Assembly from 1933 to 1938
  • Verner Panton (1926-1998), Danish furniture and interior designer
  • Alastair Dyson Panton (1916-2002), English RAF Air Commodore who retired in 1971
  • Dr. Francis Harry Panton MBE, Assistant Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Peter Panton (b. 1944), English author, journalist, publisher and bookseller
  • Sir Philip Panton (1871-1951), English pathologist


The Panton Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Firmius, et pugnan
Motto Translation: More strongly into the fight.


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/dromedary
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/elizabeth
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 23rd March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/elphinstone
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asiatic
  10. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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