Early Origins of the Pennycuick family
The surname Pennycuick was first found in Midlothian
, where the family claim descent from the barony Penicuik. "The present name of this place is supposed to be derived from a British or Gaelic word signifying "Cuckoo's hill;" and as several places in the neighbourhood also received their epithets from this bird, it is probable that it was a frequent visitor in these quarters. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
New Hall (New-Hall) lies on the border of a desolate moor, and was passed from the families of Crichtoune, Penicuick, and Oliphant. "The first of the family in record is William de Penycook, one of the persons directed to fix the extent of the lands of Lethenhop in the reign of Alexander II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
David de Penikok witnessed a charter of the lands of Inuerpefir in 1250.
Early History of the Pennycuick family
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Pennycuick Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pennycook, Penecuik, Pennecuik, Pennicuik, Pencook, Pennycyck and many more.
Early Notables of the Pennycuick family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Alexander Pennecuik (1652-1722), Scottish physician and poet, the eldest son of Alexander Pennecuik of Newhall, Edinburgh. His father had been a surgeon under General Bannier in the thirty years' war, and afterwards... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pennycuick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pennycuick family to Ireland
Some of the Pennycuick family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pennycuick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pennycuick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Pennycuick, aged 30, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 24th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Bunyan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbunyan1854.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Pennycuick (post 1700)
- John Pennycuick (1789-1849), Scottish brigadier-general from Soilzarie, Perthshire who was killed at the Battle of Chillianwalla in the Second Anglo-Sikh War
- John Farrell Pennycuick (1829-1888), Scottish general, eldest son of Brigadier John Pennycuick
- Rupert Pennycuick (1893-1963), Australian cricketer who played three first-class matches for Tasmania between 1911 and 1913
- Dr. Kenneth Pennycuick (1911-1995), British philatelist who was added to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1980
- Sir John Pennycuick (1899-1982), English barrister and judge, Vice-Chancellor (1971–1974)
- Colonel John Pennycuick CSI (1841-1911), British Army engineer and civil servant who served as a member of the Madras Legislative Council, son of Brigadier-General John Pennycuick
The Pennycuick Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ut resurgam
Motto Translation: That I may rise again.