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Origin and Meaning of Pendragon

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  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Pendragon means "Head of the dragon" and is of Unknown origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pen"drag*on
A chief leader or a king; a head; a dictator; -- a title assumed by the ancient British chiefs when called to lead other chiefs.
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  1. The supreme war chief of the ancient Britons

From Welsh pen, "head, chief, top" and dragon, "dragon; (figuratively) warrior"; borrowed from the Latin word dracō, plural dracōnēs, "dragon[s]" literally means "Chief-Dragon" or "Head-Dragon", but in a figurative sense, "chief leader", "chief of warriors", "commander-in-chief", "generalissimo", or "chief governor". 

  1. A chief war leader, king, or dictator -- a title assumed by the ancient British chiefs when called to lead other chiefs.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pendragon

He holds the title Titular Head and Chosen Chief and Raised Druid King of Britain.. Arthur was born on April 5th, 1954 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.


Fun Facts about the name Pendragon

  • How unique is the name Pendragon? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Pendragon was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Pendragon born Jun 7, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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