Last name: PANTON

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PANTON : This last name is indexed 18,913 times on Geneanet!

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PANTON : English (mainly Lincolnshire):: 1: habitational name either from Panton (Lincolnshires) which is recorded as Pantone in 1086 or more likely because of the status of many of the early bearers from Great Ponton (Lincolnshire) recorded as Pamptune and Pamtone in 1086. Panton probably derives from Old English panne ‘pan’ with the sense ‘broad shallow depression or hollow’ + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’ but the first element of Great Ponton is uncertain perhaps an unrecorded Old English pamp ‘lump hillock’.2: perhaps a habitational name from Pamington (Gloucestershire) recorded as Pauynton in 1287 and Panington in 1372. Paunton is another possible form of this name though not on record. The placename seems to derive from an Old English personal name Pæfen + the Old English genitival connective -ing- + tūn hence ‘Pæfen's farm’. However the medieval Lincolnshire Pa(u)nton family were socially high-ranking and highly mobile so bearers from other counties may belong with 1.

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