Friday, January 28, 2011

what's in a name?

The true meaning behind my last name.

Pangborn Coat of Arms / Pangborn Family Crest

During the Middle Ages surnames were first used in order to distinguish between numbers of people bearing the same christian name. As taxation, under William The Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066, became the law, documentation became essential, and names were chosen from a man's trade, his father's name, some personal physical characteristic, or from his place of residence. In the case of the name PANGBORN it was a locational name from a spot in County Berkshire. The name was derived from the Old English word PANGBON, literally meaning the dweller at the stream of the people of PAEGA. The earliest of the name on record appears to be PANGBOURNE (without surname) who was recorded in Berkshire in 1185, and PANGEBURN (without surname) was documented in County Oxford in 1273.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

forward to what?

I look forward;
to golf
to the Oscars
to Jamaica
to sleep
to movies
to my new car
to the fishing trip
to time with friends
to more with family
to loving more
to expecting less
to giving back
to making change
to opening my eyes
to finishing my idea
to being creative
to living for today
to what is deserved
to what isn't
to making a decision...