Early Origins of the Penbrugg family
The surname Penbrugg 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 Penbrugg family
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Penbrugg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pembridge, Penbridge, Pembrigg, Penbrugg and others.
Early Notables of the Penbrugg family (pre 1700)
Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Sir Richard de Pembridge or Pembrugge (died 1375), English soldier, a native of Herefordshire
. His family was seated at Pembridge in that county as early as the reign of Stephen. On 6 Nov. 1328 Richard de Pembridge was appointed warden of the... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Penbrugg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Penbrugg family to Ireland
Some of the Penbrugg family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Penbrugg 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..
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.