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Where did the English Pemberton family come from? What is the English Pemberton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pemberton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pemberton family history?The lineage of the name Pemberton begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the township of Pemberton which was in Wigan in the county of Lancashire. This surname was originally derived from Old Welsh and Old English terms which denoted that the original bearers of the Pemberton surname lived by the barley farm near a hill.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pemberton has undergone many spelling variations, including Pemberton, Pembertone, Pembartone, Pambarton and others.
First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pemberton research. Another 181 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1611, 1560, 1624 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Pemberton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 77 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pemberton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pemberton were among those contributors:
Pemberton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Pemberton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Pemberton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Pemberton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pemberton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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