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Penthall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 Penthall family


The surname Penthall 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 Penthall family


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Penthall Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pendle, Penthill, Penderell, Pemble and others.

Early Notables of the Penthall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Penthall family to Ireland


Some of the Penthall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Penthall family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Pendel, who settled in Panama in 1536; Mary Pendleberry, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1817; as well as James William Pendle, who was naturalized in Alabama in 1925..

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