Jenyson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Jenyson family
The surname Jenyson 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." 
Important Dates for the Jenyson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jenyson 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 Jenyson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jenyson Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jenyson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Jenyson include: Jenison, Jennison, Jenyson, Jennyson and others.
Early Notables of the Jenyson 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 Jenyson family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jenyson 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..
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.