Penhollow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Penhollow family

The surname Penhollow 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 Penhollow family

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

Penhollow 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 Penhollow family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Penhollow family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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..



  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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