Pindletan is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Pindletan family once lived in the chapelry of Pendleton found in the parish of Eccles in Lancashire
. The Pindletan surname was originally derived from the Old English word pendle
which means hill.
It was also derived from the Old English word ton
which refers to a farm
or homestead. Therefore the original bearers of the name lived by the farm that was situated on a hill.
Early Origins of the Pindletan family
The surname Pindletan was first found in Lancashire
at Pendleton, a small village and civil parish in Ribble Valley which dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Peniltune and literally meant "farmstead by the hill call Penn (Pendle Hill)" having derived from the Celtic word penn (for hill) + tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Pendleton is also an inner city area of Salford, Greater Manchester, again historically in Lancashire
. For both locations various spellings of the villages were found: Penelton in 1199, Pennelton in 1212, Penilton in 1236, Penhulton in 1331 and Penulton in 1356 before settling on the current spelling about 1600 or so.
Early History of the Pindletan family
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Pindletan Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pindletan family name include Pendleton, Pendelton and others.
Early Notables of the Pindletan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pindletan family to Ireland
Some of the Pindletan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pindletan family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Pindletan surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Bryan Pendleton who settled in New England
in 1630; Mary Pendleton and her husband settled in Boston in 1679; Otis Pendleton settled in Boston in 1823.