The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Pung is the personal name
Payne. Pung is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Although this interpretation of the etymology of the surname Pung is uncertain, it is generally accepted at the present time.
Early Origins of the Pung family
The surname Pung was first found in Yorkshire
, 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.
Early History of the Pung family
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Pung Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Pung has appeared as Pagan, Paganell, Paganel, Pagnell and others.
Early Notables of the Pung family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pung family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence
broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Pung were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: James Pagan, who came to Virginia in 1688; Robert Pagan, who arrived in Maine in 1748; Thomas Pagan, who arrived in St. John, N.B. in 1800; William Pagan, who came to New York in 1766.