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The name Pember is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family 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 Pember surname lived by the barley farm near a hill.

Pember Early Origins



The surname Pember was first found in Lancashire at Pemberton, a township, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby. Adam de Pemberton, who held lands here, was living in the reign of Richard I. In the 34th of Edward I., another Adam de Pemberton brought an action of trespass against Thurstan de Northlegh and Matilda his wife, for cutting down his woods at Pemberton under pretext of taking estovers. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another early branch of the family was found at Aislaby in Durham. "There was anciently a chapel dedicated to St. Thomas the Martyr, which was founded by William de Aslakby (now Aislaby) and Agnes his wife, in 1313; and the place was for several generations the residence of the family of Pemberton, whose mansion has been converted into an inn and several other tenements." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pember Spelling Variations


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Pember Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pember family name include Pemberton, Pembertone, Pembartone, Pambarton and others.

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Pember Early History


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Pember Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pember research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1611, 1560, 1624 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Pember History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pember Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pember Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Robert Pember (died 1560), an English classical scholar, he was a reader in Greek at Trinity College, Cambridge and taught Roger Ascham Greek; and Sir Francis Pemberton (1624-1697) was an English judge, Lord Chief...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pember Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Pember surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Pember Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Pember, who landed in Maryland in 1656

Pember Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fra Pember, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Alice Pember, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Mary Pember, who landed in Georgia in 1735

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pember (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pember (post 1700)



  • Franklin Tanner Pember (1841-1924), American entrepreneur, naturalist and philanthropist, founder of Pember Library and the Pember Museum of Natural History in Granville, New York
  • Dave Pember (b. 1978), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002
  • Phoebe Yates Levy Pember (1823-1913), American Jewish nurse and female administrator of Chimborazo Hospital at Richmond, Virginia during the American Civil War
  • Edward Henry Pember QC JP (1833-1911), English barrister, father of Francis William Pember, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
  • Francis William Pember (1862-1954), English cricketer from Hatfield, Hertfordshire
  • George Hawkins "G.H." Pember (1837-1910), English theologian and author
  • Francis William Pember JP (1862-1954), British barrister, Warden of All Souls College, Oxford (1914-1932) and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1926-1929)
  • Arthur Pember (1835-1886), British sportsman, journalist and author, first president of The Football Association (1863-1867)
  • Ron Pember (b. 1934), British actor, stage director and dramatist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Pember Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pember 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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