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The Pawsey surname is a habitational name, taken on from Pusey in present-day Oxfordshire, but formerly in Wiltshire. The place name comes from the Old English "peose", or "piosu" meaning "pea" "island," collectively meaning "island, or dry ground in marsh, where peas grow." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Pawsey Early Origins



The surname Pawsey was first found in Oxfordshire at Pusey, a village and civil parish. The earliest record of the village was in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Pesei. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Another reference claims "the parish derives its name from the family of Pusey, to whom the manor was granted by Canute the Great; the place was in his time in the possession of Charles Pusey, Esq., who had recovered it in chancery before Lord Chancellor Jeffreys." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pawsey Spelling Variations


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Pawsey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pusey, Powsey, Pusie and others.

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Pawsey Early History


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Pawsey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pawsey research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1594, 1665, 1650 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Pawsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pawsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pawsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pawsey 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:

Pawsey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pawsey, aged 53, who settled in America from London, in 1897
  • John Pawsey, aged 42, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1898

Pawsey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Pawsey, aged 19, who settled in America from London, in 1904
  • Henry Pawsey, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Oundle, England, in 1909
  • Jane Pawsey, aged 37, who landed in America from Chislehurst, England, in 1913
  • Geoffrey Pawsey, aged 30, who landed in America from Colchester, England, in 1913
  • Lily Pawsey, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Colchester, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pawsey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Pawsey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • Ann Pawsey, aged 41, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • Edwin Pawsey, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pawsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pawsey (post 1700)



  • Sir Charles Ridley Pawsey CSI , CIE , MC (1894-1972), British colonial administrator
  • Joseph Lade Pawsey (1908-1962), Australian engineer, radiophysicist, and radio astronomer, eponym of the Pawsey Medal
  • Mark Julian Francis Pawsey (b. 1957), British Conservative Party politician
  • James "Jim" Francis Pawsey (b. 1933), retired British Conservative politician

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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)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Pawsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pawsey 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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