Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Pounders. 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.
Early Origins of the Pounders family
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.
Early History of the Pounders family
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Pounders Spelling Variations
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 Pounders include Pinder, Pynder, Pyndar, Pendar, Pindar, Pinner, Pinter, Pender and many more.
Early Notables of the Pounders family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pounders family to the New World and Oceana
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 Pounders or a variant listed above: James Pinner who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Pinner settled in Barbados in 1669; Catherine and Joanna Pinder settled in New England in 1635; with their parents.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pounders (post 1700)
The Pounders 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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