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The Peniston surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place named Penistone near Sheffield, in South Yorkshire.

Peniston Early Origins



The surname Peniston was first found in South Yorkshire at Penistone, a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Pengestone. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1199, the place name was known as Peningeston. The name probably meant "farmstead by a hill called Penning," from the Celtic "penn," meaning hill + the Old English "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the earliest records of the surname was Sir Gyles Penyston ( fl. 13th century), whose ancestors held a family seat in Cornwall and is an ancestor of the Penyston Baronets. Aanother early reference of the name is "Thomas de Penyston, who is said to have flourished at Truro, co. Cornwall, in the reign of the Conqueror." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Peniston Spelling Variations


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Peniston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Penniston, Pennyston, Penestone, Peneystone, Peneyston, Penyston and many more.

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Peniston Early History


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Peniston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peniston research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1510, 1600, 1095, 1412, 1556, 1455, 1487, 1591, 1642, 1637, 1640, 1640, 1674, 1648, 1679, 1656, 1705 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Peniston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peniston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peniston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Penyston, 1st Baronet (15911642), English politician, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1637 and 1640, Member of Parliament for Westbury in 1640; and his son, Sir Thomas Penyston, 2nd...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peniston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Pennistone, who settled in Maryland in 1666; Sarah Pennistone, who settled in Maryland in 1666; Jno Pennistone, who arrived in Virginia in 1687.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peniston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peniston (post 1700)



  • James Peniston (b. 1973), American sculptor, best known for his bronze works including the Gregor Mendel (1998) and Keys To Community (2007)
  • Cherylin Naylor Peniston (b. 1948), American politician, Member of the Colorado House of Representatives (2007-)
  • Cecelia Veronica "CeCe" Peniston (b. 1969), American R&B singer and former beauty queen
  • Jared Peniston (b. 1982), Bermudian soccer player
  • Captain Robert C. Peniston (1922-2014), United States Navy officer, commander of the battleship USS New Jersey

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Peniston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peniston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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