Early Origins of the Passons family
The surname Passons was first found in Norfolk
at Paston, a village and civil parish held by Thorold from William de Warren, a Norman Baron
, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. At that time the place name was recorded as Pastuna and possibly meant "farmstead of a man called Paecci." Alternatively, the first element could have been derived from the Old English word paesce which meant "muddy place or pool." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Paston Hall was built by William Paston (1378-1444) and was rebuilt by Sir William Paston (1528-1610) after a fire. This has been the traditional home of the Paston family who are best known for the Paston Letters, a collection of correspondence between members of the family, and others associated with the family between 1422 and 1509. These documents now kept in the British Museum, the Bodleian Library, Oxford, at Magdalen College, Oxford, and at Pembroke College, Cambridge and provide a wealth of information of the life and times of the Paston family.
Early History of the Passons family
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Passons Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Paston, Pastone, Payston, Paiston, Passton and others.
Early Notables of the Passons family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Passons family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Passons Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Passons, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Passons (post 1700)
- Michael Passons, American two-time Grammy Award nominated singer and songwriter, founding member of the Christian band Avalon