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Penihan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Penihan comes from one of the family having worked as a person who worked as the servant for Penn. The name may also be derived from their work as local treasurers or pennymasters who were in charge of the Mint.

Early Origins of the Penihan family

The surname Penihan was first found in Somerset where one of the first records of the name was Simon Penyman in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1268. Others include: William Peniman in the Hundredorum Rolls of Cambridge in 1279; and Ralph Paniman or Panyman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296.

Early History of the Penihan family

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Penihan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Penihan have been found, including: Pennyman, Penniman, Penyman and others.

Early Notables of the Penihan family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include William Pennyman (died 1628), a Clerk in Chancery, he held a third of the Manor of Marske, Yorkshire; and his illegitimate son, Sir William Pennyman (1607-1643), an English landowner, soldier and politician, High Sheriff of Yorkshire (1635-1636), he died of...
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Migration of the Penihan family to Ireland

Some of the Penihan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Penihan family to the New World and Oceana

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Penihan, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : James Penniman, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630, with his wife Lydia; as well as Jane Penniman and her husband, who settled in Boston in 1679..

The Penihan Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortiter et fideliter
Motto Translation: Boldly and faithfully.

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