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Halpenny is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to 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.

Halpenny Early Origins



The surname Halpenny 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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Halpenny Spelling Variations


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Halpenny Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Halpenny were recorded, including Halfpenny, Halpin(Limerick), Halpeny(Monaghan), Halpern and many more.

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Halpenny Early History


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Halpenny Early History



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

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Halpenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halpenny Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Halpenny In Ireland


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Halpenny In Ireland



Some of the Halpenny 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


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Halpenny family emigrate to North America: Robert Halfpenny arrived in Annapolis Maryland in 1725; Michael Halfpenny settled in New England in 1753; along with Peter; Thomas Halfpenny settled in Norfolk, Virginia in 1823..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halpenny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halpenny (post 1700)



  • Marion Rose Halpenny, English equestrian writer and horsewoman
  • Colum "Shaggy" Halpenny (b. 1979), English professional rugby league footballer
  • Bruce Barrymore Halpenny, English military historian and author
  • Baron Barrymore Halpenny, English commercial artist, book editor, writer and historian
  • William Halpenny (1882-1960), Canadian Olympic track and field bronze medalist at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • George Ernest Halpenny PC (1903-1974), Canadian politician
  • Francess Halpenny CC, FRSC (b. 1919), Canadian editor and professor
  • Ellen Halpenny (b. 1990), New Zealand gold medalist netball player in the ANZ Championship

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Halpenny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halpenny 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 31 July 2012 at 16:42.

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