Paunton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Paunton family
The surname Paunton was first found in Lincolnshire, at Panton, a village in the civil parish of East Barkwith, in the East Lindsey of district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Pantone and possibly meant "farmstead near a hill or pan-shaped feature" from the Old English words "panne" + "tun."  At that time, there were 32 households on 40 acres of meadows with a church, land held by the Archbishop of York. Conjecturally the family is descended from Gilbert of Panton, a Norman noble who held the village at that time. 
Alternatively, the family could have originated in Pointon, a chapelry, in the parish of Semperingham, union of Bourne, wapentake of Aveland, parts of Kesteven, Lincolnshire. 
Early History of the Paunton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paunton research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1296, 1396, 1451, 1539, 1606, 1685, 1672, 1672, 1639, 1706, 1684, 1693, 1682 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Paunton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Paunton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Panton, Pantone, Panting, Pantown, Pantoun and many more.
Early Notables of the Paunton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Paunton family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mrs. Panton who settled in Barbados with her servants in 1680; David Panton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775; Richard Panting settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850..
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The Paunton 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: Firmius, et pugnan
Motto Translation: More strongly into the fight.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.