Pemberton (surname)

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Pemberton
Family name
John Pemberton.jpg
John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola
Meaning Inhabitance of Pemberton, Wigan, Greater Manchester
Region of origin Pemberton, old Lancashire, England
Related names numerous

Pemberton is an English, Anglo Saxon surname first found in Pemberton, Greater Manchester, a residential area of Wigan, historically a part of Lancashire. It is common in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the United States and many places with an English diaspora.

Etymologically, it consists of the elements Pen, Celtic for hill or head, ber Anglo-Saxon for barley, and ton Anglo-Saxon for an enclosure or field; thus "Barley field on the hill".[1]

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