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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.

Pemberton Early Origins



The surname Pemberton 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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Pemberton Spelling Variations


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Pemberton Spelling Variations



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.

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Pemberton Early History


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Pemberton Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Pemberton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pemberton 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 Pemberton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice and John Pemberton, who came to Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • James Pemberton, his wife and two children settled in Barbados in 1630
  • James Pemberton, who arrived in New England in 1630
  • John Pemberton, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1631
  • Cornelius Pemberton, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pemberton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Israel Pemberton, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Edward Pemberton, aged 30, arrived in Virginia in 1773
  • Robert Pemberton, who arrived in Nevis in 1786

Pemberton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ricard Pemberton, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1851
  • Johnson Pemberton, who arrived in Iowa in 1884

Pemberton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Pemberton U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Pemberton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Pemberton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848
  • William Pemberton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Childe Harold" in 1849
  • Edward Pemberton, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"

Pemberton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur W. Pemberton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pemberton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pemberton (post 1700)



  • John Stith Pemberton (1831-1888), American druggist best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola
  • John Clifford Pemberton (1814-1881), United States Army officer who fought in the Seminole Wars, the Mexican-American War and was a Confederate general during the American Civil War
  • Brock Pemberton (1885-1950), American theatrical producer and director, founder of the Tony Awards
  • Brock Pemberton (1953-2016), American Major League Baseball player for the New York Mets in 1974 and 1975
  • John Pemberton (b. 1964), English former professional footballer
  • Hugh Spear Pemberton (1890-1956), English physician who first described Pemberton's sign
  • Steve Pemberton (b. 1967), English actor, comedian, writer, and performer
  • Victor Pemberton (b. 1931), British writer and television producer
  • Robert "Robin" Leigh- Pemberton KG PC (1926-2013), Baron Kingsdown, British peer and banker, Governor of the Bank of England from 1983 to 1993
  • Amy Pemberton, British actress, known for voicing Gideon in the television series Legends of Tomorrow
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Pemberton Historic Events


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Pemberton Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Albert Pemberton, British Musician from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Frederick Pemberton (b. 1919), English Engine Room Artificer 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Plumstead, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Pemberton


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Suggested Readings for the name Pemberton



  • The Hottest Water in Chicago: on Family Race, Time, and American Culture by Gayle Pemberton.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

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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