The name Pounde reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Pounde family lived in Hampshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to the Old English word pound,
meaning an enclosure where animals were kept, and indicates that the original bearer lived near such a structure.
Early Origins of the Pounde family
The surname Pounde was first found in Hampshire
where they were granted lands by Wiliam the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. They held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Drayton in that shire. Unfortunately the grant and details of the village and lands of Drayton, according to the Domesday Book
taken in 1086 have been lost, and it is not possible to identify the residence at that time.
Early History of the Pounde family
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Pounde Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pounde family name include Pownd, Pownde, Pound, Pounds, Pounde, de la Pound and others.
Early Notables of the Pounde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pounde family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Pounde family to immigrate North America: John Pound, who settled in Jamaica in 1665; Susanna Pound settled in Virginia in 1698; James Pound settled in Barbados in 1684; Edward Pound settled in Maryland in 1774.