The founding heritage of the Pind family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Pind comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked as the Pinder
which referred to the individual who impounded stray cattle.
During the Middle Ages there was rampant theft of livestock, which made the Pinder a very important member of the community.
Early Origins of the Pind family
The surname Pind was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Pind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pind research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1538 is included under the topic Early Pind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pind Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Pind has been spelled many different ways, including Pinder, Pynder, Pyndar, Pendar, Pindar, Pinner, Pinter, Pender and many more.
Early Notables of the Pind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pind family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Pinds to arrive in North America: James Pinner who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Pinner settled in Barbados in 1669; Catherine and Joanna Pinder settled in New England
in 1635; with their parents.
The Pind Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ex fide fortis
Motto Translation: Strong though faith.