Early Origins of the Pentelow family
The surname Pentelow was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Pentlow, held by Ralph Baynard, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Pentelow family
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Pentelow Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pentlow, Pentelow, Pentloe, Pentolow, Pentlaw and many more.
Early Notables of the Pentelow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pentelow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pentelow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- K. Pentelow, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFY8-YPN : 6 December 2014), K. Pentelow, 30 Oct 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Mrs. Pentelow, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFY8-YPJ : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Pentelow, 30 Oct 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Pentelow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Pentelow, aged 44, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Pentelow (post 1700)
- Nick Pentelow, English saxophone player, son of Arthur Pentelow
- Arthur Pentelow (1924-1991), English actor, best known for his role as Henry Wilks in Emmerdale Farm (1972–1991)
- Kylie Ann Pentelow (b. 1979), English journalist and television news presenter
- J.N. Pentelow (b. 1911), British Editor of Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game, co-editor of The World of Cricket (1914)