Pender Family History
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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