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About the Pinder surname

Evolved from the Old English pyndan, "to enclose or impound." This name referred to a person who was responsible for impounding stray livestock. Alternate spellings include Pounder, Pindar, Pyndare, Pynnar, and Pyndere. Pender is not related. Earliest known use on a person is Richard Le Pyndere, witness at the Yorkshire Assize Court in 1219.