The history of the name Penymind dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who worked as the servant for Penn.
The name may also be derived from their work as local
treasurers or pennymasters
who were in charge of the Mint.
Early Origins of the Penymind family
The surname Penymind was first found in Somerset
where one of the first records of the name was Simon Penyman in the Assize Rolls of Somerset
in 1268. Others include: William Peniman in the Hundredorum Rolls
of Cambridge in 1279; and Ralph Paniman or Panyman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
Early History of the Penymind family
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Penymind Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Penymind has undergone many spelling variations
, including Pennyman, Penniman, Penyman and others.
Early Notables of the Penymind family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Pennyman (died 1628), a Clerk in Chancery, he held a third of the Manor of Marske, Yorkshire; and his illegitimate son, Sir William Pennyman (1607-1643), an English landowner, soldier and politician, High Sheriff
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Migration of the Penymind family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Penymind were among those contributors: James Penniman, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630, with his wife Lydia; as well as Jane Penniman and her husband, who settled in Boston in 1679..
The Penymind 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: Fortiter et fideliter
Motto Translation: Boldly and faithfully.
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