The surname is most likely a habitation name derived from the place named Pendle Forest, Lancashire
. The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history. All lived in or near Pendle Hill, Lancashire
and were charged with murdering ten people.
Early Origins of the Pendley family
The surname Pendley was first found in Hertfordshire
at Pendley, a rarely referenced village near Tring. The village dates back to about the 4th century and is home to Pendley Manor which dates back to about the same time. According to legend, the ancient manor was ceased by William the Conqueror and passed to his brother in law, Robert, Earl of Moretain.
From that early reference, it passed through many hands having many restorations to become a hotel and conference center today. As far as the surname is concerned, one of the first listings of the ancient name was in Leicester where Richard Pendorayl was first listed in the year 1253 on the list of Seals given to the Knights of Leicester.
Early History of the Pendley family
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Pendley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pendle, Penthill, Penderell, Pemble and others.
Early Notables of the Pendley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pendley family to Ireland
Some of the Pendley family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pendley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pendley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Allan W. Pendley, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
- Thomas H. Pendley, aged 18, who emigrated to America, in 1915
- Ernest Pendley, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1922