Pantry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pantry 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 Pantry family

The surname Pantry 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 Pantry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pantry 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 Pantry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pantry Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pantry 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 Pantry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Pantry migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pantry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hannah, John, and William Pantry who, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1634
  • William Pantry, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634 [2]
  • Richard Pantry, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [2]

Australia Pantry migration to Australia +

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

Pantry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Pantry, (Panteney, Pantoney, Pantery), (b. 1793), aged 35, English labourer who was convicted in Dymchurch (Romney Marsh), Kent, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Bussorah Merchant" on 24th March 1828, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he was part of the Aldington Gang, he died in 1856 [3]


  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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bussorah-merchant


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