Pardington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Pardington family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Pardington comes from when the family lived in the region of Partington. Pardington is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Pardington family

The surname Pardington was first found in Cheshire at Partington, a township, in the parish of Bowdon, union of Altrincham, hundred of Bucklow. [1] The place name dates back to at least 1220 when it was first listed as Pattingham. Literally, it means "homestead of the family or followers of a man called P(e)atta," from the Old English personal name + "inga" or "ing" + "ham." [2] "This surname is well known in South Lancashire." [3]

"The Partingtons are best represented in the Manchester district. There is a Cheshire township thus called. There are also Partingtons in Worcestershire." [4]

Early History of the Pardington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pardington research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pardington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pardington Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Pardington has appeared include Partington, Partingtone and others.

Early Notables of the Pardington family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Pardington migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Pardington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Giles Pardington, aged 40, a bricklayer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Pardington, aged 37, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Pardington, aged 11, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
  • William Pardington, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
  • Fanny Pardington, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pardington (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Rayner Pardington (1862-1915), American chief engineer and 2nd Vice President of The Long Island Motor Parkway, Inc
  • J. Pardington, English political candidate for East Twickenham in the 1974 Richmond upon Thames Council election
  • F Iona Pardington D.F.A. (b. 1961), New Zealand photographer, recipient of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago in 1996 and 1997, 2011 Arts Foundation Laureate Award recipient


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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