Penfold Family History
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Penfold Name Meaning
English (mainly Sussex and Kent): from Middle English punfold ‘pound’, Old English pundfald, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a pound for stray animals or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of such a pound; alternatively it may have been a habitational name from a minor place named with this word such as Poundfield in East Sussex.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Elford, Pafford, Benford, Enfield, Seaford, Penrod, Penfield, Pensyl