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The name Halfpenny comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who because of his physical characteristics was referred to as Halfpenn. This person had a slim or slight build and was given this surname as a means of identity. The surname may have also local origins, which would explain Halfpenn Field in Cambridgeshire. The residents gave half a penny per acre to repair the Needham Dyke in that county.

Halfpenny Early Origins



The surname Halfpenny was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Halfpenny Spelling Variations


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Halfpenny 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 Halfpenny has undergone many spelling variations, including Halfpenny, Halpin(Limerick), Halpeny(Monaghan), Halpern and many more.

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Halfpenny Early History


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Halfpenny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halfpenny research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halfpenny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halfpenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halfpenny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Halfpenny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halfpenny In Ireland


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Halfpenny In Ireland



Some of the Halfpenny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Halfpenny were among those contributors:

Halfpenny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliz Halfpenny, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Thomas Halfpenny, who landed in Maryland in 1677

Halfpenny Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Halfpenny, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Robert Halfpenny arrived in Annapolis Maryland in 1725
  • Michael Halfpenny settled in New England in 1753

Halfpenny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Thomas Halfpenny settled in Norfolk, Virginia in 1823
  • Elisabeth Halfpenny, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1849

Halfpenny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ms. Bridget Halfpenny, aged 26 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 31)

Halfpenny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Halfpenny arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1859
  • Edward Halfpenny, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Durham" in 1873
  • Arthur George Halfpenny, aged 16, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Durham" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halfpenny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halfpenny (post 1700)



  • Jim Halfpenny Ph.D.,, American Naturalist
  • William Halfpenny, English 18th-century architectural designer
  • Jill Halfpenny (b. 1975), English actress
  • Leigh Halfpenny (b. 1988), Welsh rugby footballer

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Citations


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  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 31)

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Halfpenny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halfpenny Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 10 November 2016 at 09:29.

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