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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


Similar surnames: Render, Bender, Pedder, Penders, Penner, Mander, Jenner, Pepper

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Pender Family Origin

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Pender Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pender. A less common occupation for the Pender family was Keeping House. The most common Pender occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Pender's were Farmers.

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Pender Historical Records

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Pender Life Expectancy

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