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The name Penfold has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a keeper of the pound where animals were sheltered. Pinfold was an area where stray animals were rounded up if their owners failed to properly supervise their use of common grazing land. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Penfold Early Origins



The surname Penfold was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Penfold Spelling Variations


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Penfold 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. Penfold has been spelled many different ways, including Penfold, Penfield, Pinfold and others.

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Penfold Early History


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Penfold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penfold research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Penfold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Penfold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Penfold Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Penfold 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



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 Penfolds to arrive in North America:

Penfold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Penfold, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Penfold Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jesse Penfold, who landed in Canada in 1832

Penfold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Friend Penfold arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Hannah Penfold arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Frederick Penfold arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Sarah Penfold arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Charles Penfold arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Penfold Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Penfold, aged 31, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Harriet Penfold, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Hannah Penfold, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Harriet Penfold, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Ellen Eleanor Penfold, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Penfold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Penfold (post 1700)



  • Christopher Rawson Penfold (1811-1870), English physician who emigrated to Australia and founded Penfolds, the Australian wine producer in 1844
  • Christopher Penfold, English writer and producer in radio and TV
  • John Penfold (1828-1909), English surveyor and architect, designer of the Penfold style pillar box
  • Major-General Robert Bernard Penfold CB LVO (1916-2015), British Army officer, GOC South East District (1969-1972)
  • David "Dave" Penfold (b. 1964), New Zealand field hockey player at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Albert Ernest Penfold (1884-1941), British founder of Penfold Golf Ltd., a British manufacturer of golf balls, golf gloves and golf equipment in 1927
  • Merimeri Penfold CNZM (1920-2014), née Roberts, a New Zealand Maori educator
  • Liz Penfold, Australian politician, Liberal member for the district of Flinders
  • Jodie Penfold, British television presenter

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Penfold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Penfold 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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