Early Origins of the Paston family
The surname Paston 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 Paston family
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Paston Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Paston, Pastone, Payston, Paiston, Passton and others.
Early Notables of the Paston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Paston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Paston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Paston, who settled in Barbados in 1655
Paston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Robert Paston, who arrived in America in 1711
- David Paston, on record in New York in 1760 on a Colonial Muster Roll
- James Paston, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 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)
- James Paston, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1763
Contemporary Notables of the name Paston (post 1700)
- Robert Paston (1631-1683), 1st Earl of Yarmouth, FRS, was an English politician, nobleman and scientist
- Henry Edgar Paston (b. 1943), officer of arms at the College of Arms in London, England
- Mark Paston (b. 1976), New Zealand soccer player