The name Pardent came to England
with the ancestors of the Pardent family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Norman given name Partant.
Early Origins of the Pardent family
The surname Pardent was first found in Cumberland
at Parton, a township, in the parish of Moresby, union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Now part of Cumbria
, this seaside village sometimes called Parton Bay was used by the Romans
, who had a fort on north of the present village. Parton is also found in Kirkcudbrightshire Scotland
, and in Gloucestershire
but it is generally believed that the aforementioned village and parish has the strongest evidence of the family heritage. But early records have the name scattered throughout Britain: Adam of Peron in the Assize Rolls of Wiltshire
in 1249; Robert Perton in 1249; and John Parton in the the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire
in 1377. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Moving north to Scotland, early records there revealed Patrick fiz Matheu de Partone of Dumfries rendering homage to King Edward I
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Pardent family
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Pardent Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pardent family name include Parton, Partin, Partone, Partant, Pardon, Pardant and others.
Early Notables of the Pardent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pardent family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Pardent family to immigrate North America: Robert Partin who settled in Virginia in 1609; eleven years before the "Mayflower"; Robert and Margaret Partin settled in Virginia with their three children in 1624.