Last name: Page

This interesting surname relates back to the origins of chivalry and heraldry, and is from an occupational descriptive name, derived from the Middle English and Old French "page", a friend or servant, or a knighthood - many preferred to stay as a page. Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. The name is not recorded in England before the Norman Conquest of 1066, and the surname was first recorded in the mid 13th Century (see below), while William le Page appeared as a witness in the Court of Fines for Essex, dated 1240. Recordings from Leicestershire Church Registers include: the marriage of Margery Page and William Webster on May 21st 1541, at Loughborough; the christening of Barbara, daughter of Thoma Page, on October 29th 1574, at South Kilworth; and the marriage of Dunstone Page and Margery Norton on July 25th 1584, at Thurcaston-cum-Cropston. Thomas Page, with his wife and two children were some of the earliest settlers in the New World Colonies, leaving London on the "Increase", bound for New England in April 1635. Sir Francis Page (1661 - 1741), was a Barrister of the Inner Temple from 1690, and was known by his contemporaries as "the hanging judge". The Coat of Arms most associated with the name is on a black shield a silver fess between three silver doves beaked and armed red. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Page, which was dated 1230, in the "Pipe Rolls of Devonshire", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Matthew Scott page

Hello from Oklahoma

Amanda Page

Hello Family!! From Massachusetts USA!

philip page

A big Hi to all the pages out there .

Jemma Page

Hello from Birmingham, England

Jordan Page
Looking for any Page's from Northwest Alabama! I can start my search from there!
Email jjp75@zips.uakron.edu

Jonathan Page
Hi everybody, greetings from New Jersey! I have that family crest hanging in my house. If you go to ancestry.com, it is really interesting to see how far back you can trace all of this. I am directly related to Thomas Page who settles in Virginia in 1635!

Megan Page
My Page people are everywhere :D

Thomas Page
Who would have thought my name sake would be mentioned here!

John Page
Nice site, hello to all my distant relatives around the World!

Carrissa Page-Best
wow this is cool :)

Anthony john Page
I have not chased back to far but in the last 200 years my origins are Sydney AUS

Matthew Page
Very cool, Hello to all from Ohio

Wade Michael Page
Wade Michael Page

Jason page
I come from England Earle Page

Stephen Page
Yes, my father's line is descended from John Page's ancestors, who came from Molesey, England.

Rachael page
Hi, my father is John Page of Burton-upon-Trent, born 1945 to Reva (Machin was her single name I think). I never met my grandfather and don't know his name as there was a divorce. I'd like to know more about my family tree if anyone has any information.

Joyce Page
I am researching the surname Page for my son so an interesting start to the origin of the Page's. Hello to one and all

Guy Antony Page
Hello to all my relatives no matter how distant .

Rev. Robert Jennings Page (Bob)
Most Pages in the USA came from John Page and his brother who settled in Jamestown, Va in 1650. Look up John Page of Jamestown. They came from Pages who lived in home just outside of London, England at the time and they served as Pages of Honor in the Queen's Court.

Joseph Page
wierd.. my dads step-dad's last name was jennings and we are page

Megan Page
That's pretty interesting, considering my dad's name was John

Stephen
I'm from Surrey, England saying hi to all my relatives :-)

Aubree Page
This is weirder when both your mom and dad were born Pages like mine, they to were distant distant relatives acording to this, so I can honestly say I relate from both neck of the woods.

Ryan Page
Wow, this is pretty awesome. Greetings distant, distant, DISTANT relatives!

Anne Page
greeting to you too Ryan

Ryan Page
Hello same-first-and-last-name-but-scarcely-related guy.

Josh Page
hello to all the pages who are in england!

Brian Page
i come from a line of warriors cool:)

Simon Page
god thats quite interesting :)