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Jennison Early Origins



The surname Jennison 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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Jennison Spelling Variations


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Jennison Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jennison family name include Jenison, Jennison, Jenyson, Jennyson and others.

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Jennison Early History


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Jennison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jennison 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 Jennison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jennison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jennison 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 Jennison 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jennison surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Jennison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Jennison, aged 21, arrived in Bermuda in 1635
  • Robert Jennison, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Alexander Jennison, who landed in Virginia in 1658

Jennison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John P Jennison, aged 26, landed in New York, NY in 1822
  • H P Jennison, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mrs. M Jennison, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Jennison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Jennison, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jennison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jennison (post 1700)



  • Silas Hemenway Jennison (1791-1849), American Whig politician
  • Ray Jennison, American player in the National Football League
  • Charles R. Jennison (1834-1884), American hero of the anti-slavery faction during the Bleeding Kansas Affair
  • Stephen E. Jennison, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Franklin County, 1900
  • S. P. Jennison, American politician, Secretary of State of Minnesota, 1872-76
  • S. Jennison, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 25th District, 1863-65
  • Robin Jennison, American Republican politician, Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1999-2000
  • Robert L. Jennison, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Montevideo, 1921
  • Robert H. Jennison, American Republican politician, Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1955-56
  • Robert Jennison, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Cortland County, 1940
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Jennison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jennison 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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