Early Origins of the Porsen family
Yorkshire. The township of Shawdon in Northumberland was home to an early branch of the family. "The township is intersected by the road from Morpeth to Wooler, and comprises about 1200 acres of land, mostly arable, the property of William Pawson, Esq., whose mansion here is surrounded with excellent wood." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Porsen family
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Porsen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pawson, Payson and others.
Early Notables of the Porsen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Porsen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Pawson who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844.
The Porsen 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: Favente Deo
Motto Translation: I will defend my God.
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