Pendlebury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Pendlebury family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the region of Pendlbury in the parish of Eccles. Pendlebury is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Pendlebury family

The surname Pendlebury was first found in Lancashire, where the family held a family seat in ancient times.

Early History of the Pendlebury family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pendlebury research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1584, 1626, 1695, and 1758 are included under the topic Early Pendlebury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pendlebury Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Pendlebury include Pendlebury, PendleBerry, Pendlebry, Pendleburie and others.

Early Notables of the Pendlebury family (pre 1700)

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United States Pendlebury migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pendlebury or a variant listed above:

Pendlebury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Pendlebury, who sailed to Maine in 1812
  • Thomas Pendlebury, aged 24, who arrived in Maine in 1812 [1]
  • Thomas Pendlebury, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1834
  • J. Pendlebury, who migrated to San Francisco in 1851
  • J Pendlebury, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Pendlebury migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pendlebury Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. James Pendlebury U.E. who settled in Schoodic Falls [St. Stephen], Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Australia Pendlebury migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pendlebury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Pendlebury, British Convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for life , transported aboard the "Commodore Hayes" in April 1823, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Mr. John Pendlebury, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Adam Pendlebury, English Convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pendlebury (post 1700) +

  • Ian Pendlebury (b. 1983), English former footballer
  • Jonathan Pendlebury (b. 1983), English rugby union footballer
  • J Mike Pendlebury, English professor of physics at the University of Sussex, England
  • John Pendlebury, English Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sussex
  • Richard Pendlebury (1847-1902), British mathematician, musician, bibliophile and mountaineer
  • L. Scott "Laurence" Pendlebury (1914-1986), Australian landscape and portrait artist and teacher
  • John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury (1904-1941), British archaeologist who worked for British intelligence during World War II
  • Andrew Scott Pendlebury (b. 1952), Australian guitarist-songwriter, son of L. Scott Pendlebury
  • Edward Pendlebury, British Assistant Under Secretary of State
  • Scott Pendlebury (b. 1988), Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  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
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 4th March 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/commodore-hayes)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851


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