Early Origins of the Portigall family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire when Symon Petingal held lands in 1278.
Early History of the Portigall family
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Portigall Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Petingale, Pettengill, Pettingale, Pettengill, Pettingall, Petnal, Pettnall, Pettnel, Pettinell, Pettinall, Pettengell and many more.
Early Notables of the Portigall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Portigall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Pettengell, who came to New England sometime between 1620 and 1650; Richard Pettingaile, who came to Salem, MA in 1641; Richard Pettingall, who arrived in Salem, MA in 1641.
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