The notable PINDER family are descendants of the fierce Saxon and Angle tribes who migrated to England in the 5th century,and pushed the ancient Britons to the frontiers of the island. The surname PINDER was an occupational name for a person who worked as a "Pinder" which referred to a person who impounded stray cattle. The Pinder was highly sort after in the Middle Ages when rampant theft of livestock occured. The history of the name PINDER shows its first origins in Cheshire, England,and the family later branched to Duffield in Derbyshire ,and in the 16th Century to Kempley in Gloucestershire. In 1538,they held a family seat in Lincolnshire,where they were represented by Earl Beauchamp.The first Pinder to emmigrate to Australia was a Mary Pinder from Lincolnshire on the First Fleet .
This information was obtained from the book"English Surnames-Their Sources and Significance.