I don't know specifically about the origin of your surname 'Pimbley' but mine, and its variant 'Pimble', are diminutives of Pym or Pim. In English diminutives are often formed using the suffix 'le' but with the medial intrusion of a labial like 'p' or 'b' following an 'm'. The surname 'Pym' seems to be a diminutive or nickname for the feminine name 'Eufemia' or 'Euphemia' which was more common before 1450.
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