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The ancestors of the name Pendleton date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Pendleton family lived in the chapelry of Pendleton found in the parish of Eccles in Lancashire. The Pendleton 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.

Pendleton Early Origins



The surname Pendleton 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. [1]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.

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Pendleton Spelling Variations


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Pendleton Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pendleton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pendleton include: Pendleton, Pendelton and others.

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Pendleton Early History


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Pendleton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pendleton research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Pendleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pendleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pendleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pendleton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pendleton In Ireland


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Pendleton In Ireland



Some of the Pendleton 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pendleton or a variant listed above:

Pendleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bryan Pendleton who settled in New England in 1630
  • Bryan Pendleton, who landed in New England in 1634
  • James Pendleton, who landed in Portsmouth in 1671
  • Philip Pendleton, who landed in Virginia in 1674
  • Mary Pendleton and her husband settled in Boston in 1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pendleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Pendleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Henry Pendleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1722
  • Samuel Pendleton arrived in Philadelphia in 1774

Pendleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Otis Pendleton settled in Boston in 1823
  • John Pendleton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Willemina Pendleton, who landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • William Pendleton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • B. H. Pendleton, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pendleton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chas. S. Pendleton, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Elizabeth Pendleton, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Francis Pendleton, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Cora Pendleton, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Francis D. Pendleton, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pendleton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Stephen Pendleton U.E. (b. 1763) born in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA from Long Island [Islesboro], Maine, USA who settled in Deer Island, West Isles Parish, Charlotte County, New Brunswick. c. 1793 he enlisted in 1775 serving in King's Rangers 1st Battalion, Capt., Edward Mainwarings Company, married twice having 12 children, he died in 1845 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pendleton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pendleton (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Randolph Tucker Pendleton (1889-1973), American Commandant of Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center (1944-1945)
  • Charles Frank Pendleton (1931-1953), American soldier during the Korean War, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on July 16, and July 17, 1953
  • Edmund J. Pendleton (1899-1987), American composer
  • Louis Christopher Pendleton (1931-2007), African-American dentist, businessman, and civil rights leader in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton (1840-1864), American Confederate officer on the staff of Generals Thomas J. Jackson, Richard S. Ewell and Jubal A. Early
  • Randall George "Randy" Pendleton (1937-2009), American businessman and politician, Member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1963 to 1969
  • James Edward Pendleton (1924-1996), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1953 to 1962
  • Freddie Pendleton (b. 1963), American retired professional lightweight boxer, USBA Lightweight champion (1987-1990), IBF Lightweight World champion (1993-1994)
  • William Nelson Pendleton (1809-1883), American teacher, Episcopal priest, and Confederate general during the American Civil War, eponym of Camp Pendleton, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Austin Pendleton (b. 1940), American film, television, and stage actor
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  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

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Pendleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pendleton 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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