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Origin and Meaning of Pembroke

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pembroke
A breed of dog, the smaller and straight-legged variety of Welsh corgi having pointed ears and a short tail.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The smaller and straight-legged variety of corgi having pointed ears and a short tail
  1. A town in Pembrokeshire, Wales
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Pembroke

Pembroke was born on March 20th, 1319. He passed away on August 20th, 1348.


Pembroke J. Herring is a film editing and film editor. He was most active from 1966 to 1996. Pembroke was born in 1930.


Pembroke Finlayson was a baseball player. Pembroke was born on July 31st, 1888 in Cheraw, South Carolina. He breathed his last breath on March 6th, 1912.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pembroke

The Earl of Pembroke is a military person.


George was born on September 10th, 1759. He passed away on October 26th, 1827.


Henry was born on May 19th, 1939. He died on October 7th, 2003.


Philip was born in 1653. He died in 1683.


Reginald was born on September 8th, 1880. He died on January 13th, 1960.


Pembroke was born on March 20th, 1319. He passed away on August 20th, 1348.


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Popularity of Pembroke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pembroke U.S.
  White 88.81% 64.26%
  African American 7.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pembroke

People with the last name Pembroke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Pembroke

  • How Popular is the name Pembroke? Pembroke is the 95,125th most popular name of all time. As a last name Pembroke was the 31,873rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Pembroke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Pembroke in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Pembroke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Pembroke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Pembroke is Monday, May 27th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Pembroke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Pembroke was in 1887 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Pembroke: Your name in reverse order is Ekorbmep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rpkebmoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pembroke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 724 people with the last name Pembroke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pembroke? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pembroke as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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