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Where did the English Pond family come from? What is the English Pond family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pond family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pond family history?When the ancestors of the Pond family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Hampshire. Their name, however, derives from the Old English pond, meaning enclosed expanse of water, and indicates that the original bearer lived near such a landmark.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Pond has been recorded under many different variations, including Pond, Pont, Ponde, Ponte and others.
First found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pond research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1180, 1214, 1565, 1585, 1602, and 1614 are included under the topic Early Pond History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Ponds were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Pond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Pond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Pond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Pond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Pond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pond 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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