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Pender is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who worked as the Pinder which referred to the individual who impounded stray cattle. During the Middle Ages there was rampant theft of livestock, which made the Pinder a very important member of the community.

Pender Early Origins



The surname Pender was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pender Spelling Variations


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Pender Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Pender has appeared include Pinder, Pynder, Pyndar, Pendar, Pindar, Pinner, Pinter, Pender and many more.

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Pender Early History


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Pender Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pender research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1538 is included under the topic Early Pender History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pender Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pender Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pender 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pender arrived in North America very early:

Pender Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edzard Pender, who landed in Virginia in 1726
  • Fredrich Pender, aged 33, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Mathias Pender, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Jacob Pender, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Pender Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Pender, aged 17, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1845
  • Thomas Pender, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1845
  • Joseph Pender, aged 25, landed in Key West, Fla in 1845
  • John and Bridget Pender settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1850
  • John Pender, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1864

Pender Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elenor Pender landed in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Pender settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mary Pender, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1836

Pender Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Pender, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Eliza Pender, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Margaret Pender, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Margaret Pender, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
  • Elizabeth Pender, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Pender Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James W. Pender, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pender (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pender (post 1700)



  • Joseph William "Dad" Pender (1875-1969), American football coach and university professor
  • David Pender (b. 1987), American football cornerback
  • Harold Pender (1879-1959), American academic, author, and inventor
  • Melvin "Mel" Pender Jr. (b. 1937), former American Olympic athlete
  • William Dorsey Pender (1834-1863), American soldier, one of the youngest and most promising generals fighting for the Confederacy; he was mortally wounded on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Mark "The Loveman" Pender (b. 1957), American trumpet player and vocalist
  • Tom Pender (b. 1945), retired American college basketball head coach
  • Paul Pender (1930-2003), American middleweight boxer
  • Mike Pender (b. 1942), English founding member of Merseybeat group the Searchers
  • John Patrick Pender (b. 1963), retired English professional footballer who played from 1981 to 1999
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Pender Historic Events


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Pender Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Anna  Pender (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ex fide fortis
Motto Translation: Strong though faith.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Pender Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pender 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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