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Pinfold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Pinfold is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a keeper of the pound where animals were sheltered. Pinfold was an area where stray animals were rounded up if their owners failed to properly supervise their use of common grazing land. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Early Origins of the Pinfold family


The surname Pinfold was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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 Pinfold family


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Pinfold Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Pinfold include Penfold, Penfield, Pinfold and others.

Early Notables of the Pinfold family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pinfold family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Pinfold were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Pinfold Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Pinfold and her husband, who settled in Virginia in 1660

Pinfold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Pinfold, who settled in Maryland in 1727

Pinfold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Zephaniah Pinfold, who landed in New York in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pinfold Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. F Pinfold, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Bridling, England, in 1907
  • Rose Pinfold, aged 42, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1910
  • Albert Pinfold, aged 41, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1910
  • Florence Pinfold, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Leicester, England, in 1910
  • John Pinfold, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1922
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Pinfold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Pinfold, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Pinfold Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Pinfold, aged 46, a baker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Mary Pinfold, aged 39, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Matilda Pinfold, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Joseph Pinfold, aged 11, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Charles Pinfold, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

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