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Pentlow Early Origins



The surname Pentlow 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, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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.

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Pentlow Spelling Variations


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Pentlow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pentlow, Pentelow, Pentloe, Pentolow, Pentlaw and many more.

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Pentlow Early History


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Pentlow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pentlow research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1510, 1600 and 1094 are included under the topic Early Pentlow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pentlow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pentlow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pentlow 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pentlow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Pentlow, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1763

Pentlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William B. Pentlow, naturalized in New York in 1840

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