Early Origins of the Pembrigg family
The surname Pembrigg was first found in Herefordshire
at Pembridge, a parish, and formerly a borough, in the union of Kington, hundred
of Stretford where the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Pembridge, held by Albert of Marlborough, from Ralph, the Earl of Hereford, descended from Ralph de Gael, a powerful Breton Baron
, Lord of the Castle of Guader, of Montfort who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. The Domesday Book
also lists the parish as Penbruge and the name possibly meant "bridge of a man called Pena or Paegna," from the Old English personal name
+ "brycg." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At early times some of the family moved to the parish of Tong in Shropshire
as records show "the church is in the decorated style, with a spire rising from the centre, and is a fine specimen of ancient monastic architecture. It originally belonged to the abbey of Shrewsbury, and was purchased in 1411 by Isabel, relict of Sir Fulk Pembridge, Knt., who, with others, rebuilt the edifice. Within the choir are some splendid altar-tombs with statues of the Pembridges and Vernons, ancient lords of the manor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pembrigg family
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Pembrigg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pembridge, Penbridge, Pembrigg, Penbrugg and others.
Early Notables of the Pembrigg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pembrigg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, and to the islands..