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Jenison Early Origins



The surname Jenison was first found in Northumberland at Woolsington, a township, in the parish of Dinnington, union and W. division of Castle ward. "The lands anciently belonged to Tynemouth priory, and in the reign of Elizabeth were possessed by the Jennison family. Woolsington Park is a handsome [family] seat." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Jenison Spelling Variations


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Jenison Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Jenison include Jenison, Jennison, Jenyson, Jennyson and others.

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Jenison Early History


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Jenison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jenison research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1597, 1455, 1487, 1654, 1734, 1683, 1684, 1701, 1705, 1734, 1510, 1600 and 1153 are included under the topic Early Jenison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jenison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jenison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Matthew Jenison (1654-1734), an English politician, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1683-1684, Member of Parliament for Newark from 1701 to 1705. He became involved in several lawsuits and was committed to the Fleet Prison for refusing to pay his legal costs in a particular...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jenison Notables 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jenison or a variant listed above:

Jenison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Jenison, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • William Jenison, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Anthony Jenison, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Cuthbert Jenison, who landed in Maryland in 1671

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenison (post 1700)



  • William F. Jenison, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Clinton County 1st District, 1863-64
  • Henry H. Jenison (b. 1842), American politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 14th District, 1883-84
  • Edward Halsey Jenison (1907-1996), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1947-53; defeated, 1952, 1954
  • A. J. Jenison, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Jenison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jenison 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.

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