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The name Pynchon was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Pynchon family lived in Devon. Their name, however, is a reference to Pontchardon, in Argentan, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Pynchon Early Origins



The surname Pynchon was first found in Devon where Robert de Pontcardon held lands in 1083. He was from Pontcardon (Pontchardon), near Neauffla in Normandy. Almost one hundred years later, William de Punchardon held six fees in Somerset and Devon. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

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Pynchon Spelling Variations


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Pynchon Spelling Variations



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. Pynchon has been recorded under many different variations, including Punchon, Puncheon, Punchard, Punshardon, Punshow and many more.

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Pynchon Early History


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Pynchon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pynchon research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1590, 1662 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Pynchon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pynchon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pynchon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pynchon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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. Pynchons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Pynchon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pynchon, who came to Massachusetts in 1630 with his wife Anne and their four children
  • William Pynchon, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Pynchon, who arrived in New England in 1638
  • John Pynchon, who landed in New England in 1648

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pynchon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pynchon (post 1700)



  • Victoria Pynchon (b. 1952), American lawyer, attorney mediator, author and writer
  • William L. Pynchon, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Independence, Missouri, 1861-65
  • Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937), American writer
  • William Pynchon (1590-1662), British colonial assistant, treasurer and original patentee of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Pynchon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pynchon 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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