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Pender Family History

Pender Name Meaning
English: occupational name for an official who was responsible for rounding up stray animals and placing them in a pound, from an agent derivative of Middle English pind(en) ‘to shut up or enclose’. Black and MacLysaght quote Woulfe’s opinion that in Ireland this is often a reduced form of Prendergast.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Pender Families

  • Number of Pender families
     61 - 119
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pender families
     102 - 201
     35 - 101
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pender families
     76 - 150
     26 - 75
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pender Family Origin

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Pender Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pender

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Pender Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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