Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pauncefeard family lived in Gloucestershire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Pauncefeard family
Gloucestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Hasfield. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in the year 1086 A.D., a survey of England initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066, the chief tenant of Hasfield was Westminster Abbey and holding the land from the Abbey was Thurstan FitzRolf. It is from this latter Norman noble that the Paunceforts are conjecturally descended. Pancevold was a tenant-in-chief at the survey, and Pancefolt was an under-tenant. They held this manor until 1598. The name is derived from the French Pancevolt.
Early History of the Pauncefeard family
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Pauncefeard Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pauncefeard family name include Pauncefoot, Pauncefort, Pauncefoote, Pauncefote and others.
Early Notables of the Pauncefeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pauncefeard family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Pauncefeard family to immigrate North America: John Pauncefoot who landed in North America in 1750.
The Pauncefeard Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pensez forte
Motto Translation: Think firmly.
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