Penrod History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Penrod surname is derived from the Middle English word "ruddock," in turn from the Old English "ruddoc," meaning "red;" and it has been suggested that the name was taken on as nickname for someone "robin-like." The surname no doubt also came from the place named Penruddock, a small village in the English county of Cumbria.
Early Origins of the Penrod family
The surname Penrod was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.
Early History of the Penrod family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penrod research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1568, 1603, 1455, 1487, 1619, 1655, 1655, 1621, 1744, 1619, 1655, 1655, 1677, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Penrod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Penrod Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Penruddock, Penruddocke, Penriddick, Penriddock, Penroddock, Penroddocke, Ruddock, Ruddocke, Ruddicke, Ruddick, Riddick, Roddick and many more.
Early Notables of the Penrod family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Colonel John Penruddock (Penruddocke) (1619-1655), an English Cavalier during the English Civil War and the English Interregnum, remembered as the leader...
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In the United States, the name Penrod is the 4,867th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Penrod family to Ireland
Some of the Penrod family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Penrod migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Penrod Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Penrod, who arrived in America, in 1905
- John Noble Penrod, aged 53, who arrived in America, in 1908
- Byrd W Penrod, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1911
- Alice Penrod, aged 40, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1913
- Walter Penrod, aged 19, who arrived in America, in 1918
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Contemporary Notables of the name Penrod (post 1700) +
- Robert Penrod (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
- Steve Penrod, American distinguished professor of psychology
- Jerry "The Bear" Penrod (b. 1946), American bass player
- Guy Penrod, American gospel music singer
- Terry Penrod, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008 
- Minnie Penrod, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1944 
- John K. Penrod, American politician, Mayor of Paducah, Kentucky, 1980-84 
- Edward Penrod, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1938 
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