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Where did the English Pinder family come from? When did the Pinder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pinder family history?The name Pinder comes from one of the family having worked as a person who worked as the Pinder which referred to the individual who impounded stray cattle. During the Middle Ages there was rampant theft of livestock, which made the Pinder a very important member of the community.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Pinder have been found, including: Pinder, Pynder, Pyndar, Pendar, Pindar, Pinner, Pinter, Pender and many more.
First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinder research. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1538 is included under the topic Early Pinder History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pinder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Pinder, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Pinder Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Pinder Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Pinder Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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