Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Pendell is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the chapelry of Pendleton found in the parish of Eccles in Lancashire
. The Pendell surname was originally derived from the Old English word pendle
which means hill.
It was also derived from the Old English word ton
which refers to a farm
or homestead. Therefore the original bearers of the name lived by the farm that was situated on a hill.
Early Origins of the Pendell family
The surname Pendell was first found in Lancashire
at Pendleton, a small village and civil parish in Ribble Valley which dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Peniltune and literally meant "farmstead by the hill call Penn (Pendle Hill)" having derived from the Celtic word penn (for hill) + tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Pendleton is also an inner city area of Salford, Greater Manchester, again historically in Lancashire
. For both locations various spellings of the villages were found: Penelton in 1199, Pennelton in 1212, Penilton in 1236, Penhulton in 1331 and Penulton in 1356 before settling on the current spelling about 1600 or so.
Early History of the Pendell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pendell research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Pendell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pendell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Pendell has been spelled many different ways, including Pendleton, Pendelton and others.
Early Notables of the Pendell family (pre 1700)
Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pendell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pendell family to Ireland
Some of the Pendell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pendell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Pendells to arrive in North America: Bryan Pendleton who settled in New England
in 1630; Mary Pendleton and her husband settled in Boston in 1679; Otis Pendleton settled in Boston in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pendell (post 1700)
- Elmer Pendell (1894-1982), American sociologist