Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the county of Devon and Cornwall. Pinegar is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the original bearers of the surname Pinegar were known as the dwellers by the pine trees.
Early Origins of the Pinegar family
Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Pinegar family
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Pinegar 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 Pinegar family name include Pyne, Pine and others.
Early Notables of the Pinegar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pinegar family to Ireland
Some of the Pinegar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pinegar 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 Pinegar surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Pyne, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635; An Pine, who came to Virginia in 1665; Hannah Pyne, who settled in Virginia in 1665; Charles Pyne, who came to Maryland in 1679.
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