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Jenney is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Jenney comes from the personal name John. The feminine name Jenny was initially a masculine form and modification of the personal name Jenin.The Norman name Jenney descended from Guisnes near Calais in Normandy. The family name Jenney was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats.

Jenney Early Origins



The surname Jenney was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Bredfield in that shire where they were granted land by Duke William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Conjecturally, they are descended from Peter who held his lands from Hervey de Bourges, tenant in chief. The village was rated in the Domesday Book Survey as a village, a Church and 3 oxen or teamlands. There is also a moated site which was known as Bradfield Castle, although the village is Bredfield. The name Jenney was descended from Guisnes near Calais in Normandy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Jenney Spelling Variations


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Jenney Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Jenney, Jennie, Jenny, Genny, Gennie, Gynney and others.

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Jenney Early History


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Jenney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jenney research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1563, 1330, 1460, 1477, 1623, 1636 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Jenney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jenney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jenney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Jenney of Bredfield House; Sir William Jenny, one of the Judges of the King's Bench in 1477 and John Jenney, early American settler...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jenney 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jenney or a variant listed above:

Jenney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Jenney, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • John Jenney, his wife Sarah, their daughter Abigail, and son Samuel Jenney, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623, aboard the "Little James"
  • Richard Jenney, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • Richard Jenney, who arrived in Virginia in 1639

Jenney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Jenney, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1714

Jenney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Jenney, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenney (post 1700)



  • Ralph Edward Jenney (1883-1945), United States federal judge and attorney, Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California (1997-1945)
  • Walter P. Jenney, American military officer, known for their scientific expedition sponsored by the United States Geological Survey to map the Black Hills of South Dakota, better known as the Newton-Jenney Party of 1875
  • William Le Baron Jenney (1832-1907), American architect and engineer, who designed the first skyscraper in 1883, nicknamed the Father of the American skyscraper
  • Neil Jenney (b. 1945), American self-taught artist
  • Lucinda Kingsbury Jenney (b. 1954), American actress, known for her roles in Rain Man (1988), Thelma & Louise (1991) and Thirteen Days (2000)
  • Truman Eliot "Jack" Jenney (1910-1945), American jazz artist of the 30's and 40's, best known for instrumental versions of the song "Stardust"

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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: Deus Mihi Providebit
Motto Translation: God will provide for me.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Jenney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jenney 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 18 March 2016 at 15:45.

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