Partingtoun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Partingtoun is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Partington. Partingtoun 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 Partingtoun family

The surname Partingtoun 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 Partingtoun family

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

Partingtoun Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Partingtoun has been spelled many different ways, including Partington, Partingtone and others.

Early Notables of the Partingtoun family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Partingtoun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Partingtoun family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Partingtouns to arrive in North America: Hugh Partington who settled in Maryland in 1697; James, John, Richard and William Partington all arrived in Philadelphia between 1814 and 1856.



  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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