Pardoe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Pardoe surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who was known for their habitual use of the oath pour Dieu, which is Old French meaning "for God." This is a subset of the nickname type of name known as oath names.

Early Origins of the Pardoe family

The surname Pardoe was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Pardoe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pardoe research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1770, 1823 and are included under the topic Early Pardoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pardoe Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Pardoe has been recorded under many different variations, including Pardy, Pardie, Pardee, Purdie, Purdew, Purdy, Purdoe, Pardoe and many more.

Early Notables of the Pardoe family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Pardoe family to Ireland

Some of the Pardoe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Pardoe migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pardoe or a variant listed above:

Pardoe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Walter Pardoe, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [1]
Pardoe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Oliver Thornhill Pardoe, who arrived in Iowa in 1884 [1]

Australia Pardoe migration to Australia +

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

Pardoe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Michael Pardoe, a nail-maker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Pardoe (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Earl Pardoe (1885-1971), American academic, the first head of the Brigham Young University (BYU) drama program
  • Blaine Lee Pardoe, American science fiction writer, an award-winning, New York Times Bestselling author
  • Glyn Pardoe (1946-2020), English former footballer who played for Manchester City (1962-1974) and for the England U-23 National Team in 1969
  • Matthew Graham Pardoe (b. 1991), English contemporary cricketer
  • Thomas "Tommy" Pardoe (1911-1992), English silver medalist boxer for Great Britain at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Julia Pardoe (1806-1862), English poet, novelist, historian and traveler from Beverley, Yorkshire
  • Dr. R. Pardoe, Australian medical officer at Mawson Station, 1961, eponym of Pardoe Peak, Antarctica
  • Dr Geoffrey Keith Charles Pardoe OBE FREng FRAeS FBIS (1928-1996), British Project Manager for the Blue Streak ballistic missile programme
  • Thomas Pardoe (1770-1823), British enameler noted for flower painting
  • Margot Pardoe (1902-1996), British children's author, active from the late 1930s to the early 1960s, best known for her Bunkle adventure series
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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