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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"This surname is well known in South Lancashire." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"The Partingtons are best represented in the Manchester district. There is a Cheshire township thus called. There are also Partingtons in Worcestershire." CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early History of the Pardington family
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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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Migration of the Pardington family to Ireland
Some of the Pardington family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pardington family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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
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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