Last name: Pender

This interesting surname, of Anglo-Saxon origin with variant spellings Pinder, Pindar, Pindor, and Pender, is an occupational name for an official who was responsible for rounding up stray animals and placing them in a pound, deriving from an agent derivative of the Middle English "pin(en)", Olde English pre 7th Century "pyndan", meaning "to shut up, or to enclose". The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below), and further recordings include one William le Pendere (1231), in the Calendar of the Patent Rolls, Essex, and Richard le Pundere (1296), recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex. Recordings from London Church Registers include: the marriage of Margaret Pynder and John Hobby on October 13th 1549, at St. Stephen's, Coleman Street; the christening of Alice, daughter of Richard Pinder, on October 3rd 1558, at St. Lawrence Poutney; and the christening of William, son of William and Cathren Pender, on November 2nd 1729, at St. Olave's, Southwark. One Thomas Pender, aged 24 yrs., a famine emigrant, sailed from Dublin aboard the "Perseverance" bound for New York, on May 18th 1846. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard le Pynder, which was dated 1219, witness in the "Assize Court Rolls of Yorkshire", 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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Angela Pender
Here in the UK however I was born in Canada, family history from Ireland and Norway!

Jonathan Pender
Yo soy de argentina y siempre crei que mi apellido era aleman porque mis abuelos emigraron de ahi junto con su cultura, comida, musica, etc. Es anecdotico que alla estado equivocado en mis origenes, saludos a todos!

Maiden name. Pender- Jami) My father Robert.
I can"t find one thing about the history, of his family or any thing. About him grandparets, much less if he them! Are Germen Swiss,, or any thing for that matter. I know my mother's side. Iris welch Duch.

Anita Pender Gozalez

Looking for any family members. Don't know much of my dads family. His name is Philip Warren Pender, born in Washington DC on Nov. 8,1929 to Anne(Anderson) and Warren Pender. He was an only child that's all know. He served in the air force. We knew our grandparents but that's all of the family

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