Partoomb is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Norman given name Partant.
Early Origins of the Partoomb family
The surname Partoomb 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 Partoomb family
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Partoomb Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Partoomb include Parton, Partin, Partone, Partant, Pardon, Pardant and others.
Early Notables of the Partoomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Partoomb family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Partoombs to arrive on North American shores: 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.