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The Anglo-Saxon name Pentecost comes from when the family resided in the region of Parkhurst or wood in the park. Pentecost 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.

Pentecost Early Origins



The surname Pentecost was first found in Herefordshire where Sir Osbern Pentecost (died 1054), a Norman knight who followed Edward the Confessor to England built the castle at Ewyas, one of the first Motte and Bailey structures in England. He like many other Normans was banished from England so he secured safe passage to Scotland in 1052 but was later killed at the Battle of Dunsinane.

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Pentecost Spelling Variations


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Pentecost Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Pentecost has been recorded under many different variations, including Parkhurst, Pankhurst and others.

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Pentecost Early History


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Pentecost Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pentecost research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1635, 1511, 1574, 1560, 1569, 1636, 1635, 1636, 1603, 1651, 1625, 1651, 1674 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Pentecost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pentecost Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pentecost Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Emily Pankhurst, Suffragette; John Parkhurst ( c. 1511-1574), an English Marian exile and later Bishop of Norwich in 1560; Sir Robert Parkhurst (c.1569-1636), an English merchant who was Lord Mayor of...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pentecost 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pentecost or a variant listed above:

Pentecost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Pentecost, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Pentecost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Pentecost, who arrived in New York in 1832
  • John Pentecost, aged 32, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1892
  • Mrs. G. F. Pentecost, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Rev. Geo. F. Pentecost, aged 52, who settled in America, in 1894
  • M. Pentecost, aged 14, who settled in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pentecost Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Pentecost, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1902
  • Arthur Pentecost, aged 28, who landed in America from Nottingham, in 1903
  • Mary Pentecost, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Ernest H. Pentecost, aged 35, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • George F. Pentecost, aged 65, who landed in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pentecost Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Helena Pentecost, aged 63, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1923

Pentecost Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Pentecost arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pentecost (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pentecost (post 1700)



  • Hugh Pentecost (1903-1989), pseudonym of Judson Pentecost Philips, an American writer who wrote more than 100 mystery and detective novels
  • Maxwell Glen "Max" Pentecost (b. 1993), American Major League Baseball catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
  • George Frederick Pentecost (1842-1920), prominent American evangelist
  • Samuel Pentecost (b. 1956), American jazz musician
  • Hugh Owen Pentecost (1848-1907), radical American minister, editor, lawyer, and lecturer
  • J. Dwight Pentecost (1915-2014), American Christian theologian, best known for his book Things to Come (1958)
  • Fielding Jones Pentecost (1876-1951), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928
  • Cayce LaFon Pentecost, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1944

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. 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.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pentecost Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pentecost 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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