Thomas Penfold and Descendants

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Date: 1275 [unknown]
Location: England & the United States of Americamap
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Our Objective

  • Hello, I am David Penfold and I am trying to create a new family page and Information Center. It is for all of Thomas Penfold's Descendants and their families. We have also created a new ancestral webpage here at Wikitree an all free genealogy website. Our Objective is for Our family working to create a Living Heritage. We will continue to welcome the participation of each and every family member that wishes to help build up this collective library of information. A little bit of effort by many can work wonders in publishing our family history. This will be a continuing effort through the years come. If you wish to help, add a photo or a family story, I would Relish bringing our family to life. Please use the contact button and leave us a brief message and together we will strive to make this a Living History of our Family. If you have any question, information or picture we may use for our website please feel free to contact me at The address for our family webpage starts with Thomas G. Penfold (1817-1888) at Penfold-405

Origins of the Surname Penfold

  • Recorded as Penfold and Pinfold, this is an English surname. It derives from the Olde English pre 7th century word "pundfald", meaning a pound or walled enclosure where stray animals and sometimes vagrants and gipsies, were kept. It was originally given either as an occupational name to someone in charge of such a pen or pound, or as a topographical name to one who lived by this man-made feature. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. Early examples ofd the surname recording include Philip de la Pundfold and a Roger de la Pundfaude who appear in the Hundred Rolls of landowners of Sussex and Oxfordshire in 1275. Further early recordings from Sussex include Thomas ate Pundfolde in 1296, and John Pennefold in 1332. On January 24th 1590, Ann, daughter of John Pinfold, was christened at St. Dunstan's, Stepney, London and on March 28th 1665 An(n) Penfold and Hendory Smith were married at Sunbury on Thames. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert del Punfold. This was dated 1273, in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk, during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, and known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Geographic Locations of Penfold

  • In the USA, most of the Penfold's are located in Colorado, California, Iowa, Washington, and Missouri.

Some Notable Penfold's

  • Christopher Rawson Penfold, (1811-1870)
  • As we all know whom started the Penfold Wines in South Australia in 1844 and believed in the medicinal benefits of wine.
  • Frank (Francis) Crawford Penfold (1849-1921)
  • Was an American artist and teacher
  • Major General Robert Bernard Penfold, (1816-2015)
  • Was a British Army officer who commanded the southeast District, after retirement he became the first general manager of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club for which the Park is named after.
  • Albert Ernest Penfold (1884-1941)
  • founder of Penfold Golf Ltd., and British manufacturer of golf equipment in 1927
  • John Wornham Penfold, (1828-1909)
  • An architect and designer of the Penfold British hexagonal mailbox.
  • Ernest Penfold - Danger Mouse

Coins & Tokens

  • Trade tokens were most commonly issued, in the 17th century, between 1648 and 1673, in response to a lack of low denomination being produced by the crown. as farthing, halfpenny, and penny denominations. Tokens were only issued as farthing tokens until 1656 when half penny tokens began to be brought in to circulation. With the silver halfpenny of the crown going out of use in 1661, this will have further increased the need for a halfpenny token, and it was at this time that it became a more common issue than the farthing. Penny tokens were also issued by traders, most commonly by coffee-houses, the goods they sold being of a higher value than may be common elsewhere.
  • BRITISH COINS. 17th CENTURY TOKENS. Surrey, Dorking, William Penfold, 1663, Farthing.
1863 - William Penfold Token

Penfold's on Wikitree

  • Here is this morning's updated list of Penfolds
  • If you are a Penfold or family member please add yourself and or an ancestor to WikiTree. This way we can grow our index into a more useful directory and genealogy resource. Thank you for your help and support.


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