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Paston Early Origins



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." [1]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.

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Paston Spelling Variations


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Paston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Paston, Pastone, Payston, Paiston, Passton and others.

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Paston Early History


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Paston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paston research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1043, 1552, 1202, 1404, 1642, 1673, 1487, 1545, 1578, 1586, 1609, 1631, 1683, 1673 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Paston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Paston, who came to 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
  • James Paston, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1763

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paston (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Paston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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