Both a surname and a given name, Pendleton has an undeniable flair of sophistication and elegance. Masculine and of English origin, Pendleton means “overhanging settlement” and came from a place name in the United Kingdom that still exists today. As a surname, it can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain and is borne by famous American actor, playwright, and director Austin Pendleton. Pendleton is charming as it is and can easily be shortened to Pennie or Penn as an endearing nickname.
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