The Pantor 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. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Pantor family
The surname Pantor 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.
Early History of the Pantor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pantor research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1471, 1524, 1470, 1519, 1558, 1545 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Pantor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pantor Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Panter, Panther, Pantre, Pander, Pantry and others.
Early Notables of the Pantor 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 Pantor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pantor family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hannah, John, and William Pantry who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1634; Elizabeth Panther settled in New England
in 1738; George Panter settled in Maryland in 1741.