Jennyson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jennyson family

The surname Jennyson 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]

Important Dates for the Jennyson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jennyson research. Another 109 words (8 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 Jennyson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jennyson Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Jennyson has been recorded under many different variations, including Jenison, Jennison, Jenyson, Jennyson and others.

Early Notables of the Jennyson family (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 suit, where he died in 1734. For those interested in further research...
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Migration of the Jennyson family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jennyson or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Citations

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