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The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Pounder. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer 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.

Pounder Early Origins



The surname Pounder 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.

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Pounder Spelling Variations


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Pounder Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Pounder include Pinder, Pynder, Pyndar, Pendar, Pindar, Pinner, Pinter, Pender and many more.

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Pounder Early History


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Pounder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pounder research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1538 is included under the topic Early Pounder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pounder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pounder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pounder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pounder or a variant listed above:

Pounder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Pounder, aged 28, landed in Pennsylvania in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pounder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pounder (post 1700)



  • Carol Christine Hilaria " C. C. H." Pounder (b. 1952), Guyanese-born, American Emmy Award nominated film and television actress
  • Tony Pounder (b. 1966), English former professional footballer who played from 1989 to 2000
  • Roy Pounder, English Professor of Medicine at the Royal Free and University College Medical School
  • Rafton John Pounder (1933-1991), Irish politician, Member of Parliament for Belfast South (1963-1974)
  • Cheryl Pounder (b. 1976), Canadian two-time Olympic gold medalist women's ice hockey player

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Pounder Historic Events


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Pounder Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. George Pounder (1875-1914), English Miner from Coxhoe, Durham, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Pounder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pounder Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 March 2015 at 12:15.

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