Penhallow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Penhallow family

The surname Penhallow was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Penhallow.

"The principal villages in this parish, besides the church town, are Fraddon, Penhale, and Summercourt. At Penhale, or Pen Haile, [in the parish of St. Enoder] which signifies the head of the moor, are the original fountains or springs of two rivers, which find their way to the sea on the two opposite sides of the county; one discharging its waters at Tresilian, and the other meeting the ocean at Lower St. Columb Porth." [1] At Sommercourt, September 25th is the date of Penhale Fair, and was originally held at Penhale.

"Penhallow, which was anciently a seat of a family thus named, is now a farm house, the property of their descendant, John Penhallow Peters, Esq. whose seat is at Crigumurrion in this parish. " [1]

Early History of the Penhallow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penhallow research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1142, 1149 and 1162 are included under the topic Early Penhallow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Penhallow Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Penhallow, Penollow, Penholow, Penhalow, Penholoow, Penhalo, Penaloe, Penalloe, Penhalloe, Penhaloe, Penhalley and many more.

Early Notables of the Penhallow family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Penhallow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Penhallow migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Penhallow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Penhallow (1665-1726), Cornish colonist from St. Mabon, who arrived in New England in 1686 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Penhallow (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Penhallow (b. 1943), American radio presenter in Detroit, Michigan
  • David Pearce Penhallow (1854-1910), American-born, Canadian botanist, paleobotanist and educator


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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