Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Pembertin, Pemberton, Permmerton, Pemton, Pimberton, Pimperton, Pimpton, Penburton, Pompton and others, this is an English surname. It has a very distinguished history with several notable entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography". It is locational from the district of Pemberton, south-west of Wigan, in the county of Lancashire. Recorded as "Penberton" in the Pipe Rolls of that county, dated 1201, and as "Pemberton" in the Book of Fees in 1212, the place was called from the Olde English pre 7th century "pen", meaning the summit of a hill, "bere", meaning barley, and "tun", a farm hence, "The barley farm on the hill". Locational surnames, such as this one were originally given to the lord of the manor, or as a easy means of identification to those who left their birthplace to settle elsewhere. Early examples of the surname recordings include Alan de Pemberton of Lancashire, in 1202, and Thomas Pemmerton of Whitley, in the Cheshire Wills Records of 1595. Sir Francis Pemberton was the Lord chief-justice of England in 1681, whilst Thomas Pimperton was recorded at St Benets church, Pauls wharf, in the city of London, in 1744. The earliest arms have the blazon of a silver shield, a chevron ermines between three black griffins' heads couped. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Adam de Pemberton. This was dated 1189, in the Close Rolls of London, during the reign of King Richard I, The Lionheart
Recorded in several spelling forms including Pool, Poole, Pole, Paul, and Paule and the family name of Lord Poole of Poole, near Chester, this is an English surname, although in some cases of biblical origins. It has three possible sources. The first is locational from the village of Poole near the city of Chester, or from the town Poole in Dorset, or perhaps other places called Pool or Poole in the British Isles, the second is topographical from the Olde English pre 7th century word "pol". This describes a person who dwelt by either a small lake or more usually a tidal stream. Early examples from these origins include Roger de Pole in the Pipe Rolls for the county of Wiltshire in 1191, Robert Poole, of Poole, Chester, in 1280, and John Pool in the rolls known as the Feet of Fines for the county of Essex in 1324. The third possible origin is quite different. It is an English form of the Roman (Latin) personal name "Paulus" meaning "little". This has always been a popular name in Christendom, being borne by St. Paul of Tarsus, and was a "crusader" name introduced by returning soldiers from the Holy Land. In England by the 12th century, it had become a popular surname. Recordings from this source include William Pol of Suffolk in 1188, and William Polle of Lincolnshire, in 1193. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Mauritius de la Pole, which was dated 1176, in the "Pipe Rolls of Devonshire", during the reign of King Henry II.
Recorded in several forms as shown below, this is now arguably an Anglo-French surname but definately one of medieval French origins. It is locational from either the village of Quincy-sous-Senart in the departement of Seine-et-Oise, or Quincy-Voisins in Seine-et-Marne, or Cuinchy in the Pas-de-Calais. All derive their names from the pre 3rd century Gallo-Roman personal name Quintas, meaning fifth born, and the name of a famous Roman clan. The surname was introduced into England by followers of Duke William of Normandy at the time of the Conquest of England in 1066, the surname being one of the earliest recorded anywhere in the world. In the modern idiom the surname spellings include de Quincey, Quince, Quincey, Quinsee, Quinsey and others. Amongst the early recordings are those of Henri de Quenci in the Danelaw Documents of England in 1154, whilst from the church registers we have Bennet Quince who married Thomas Gee on December 14th 1592, at St. Dunstan's Stepney. The English writer Thomas de Quincey (1785 - 1859), was born in Manchester, to a family who in the 13th century held the earldom of Winchester. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Saer de Quincy. This was dated 1153 - 1163, in the records of the Knight Templars (Crusaders).
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