Penkeyman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Penkeyman family

The surname Penkeyman was first found in Lancashire at Penketh, a township, in the chapelry of Great Sankey, parish of Prescot, union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby.

"The Penketh family were connected with this township from a very early period. Thomas Penketh (died 1487), who was bred an Augustinian in Warrington, and a doctor of divinity in Oxford, was, says Fuller, 'a great Scotist, and of prodigious memory; he was called to be a professor at Padua, and, returning to England, became provincial of his order. By his last act, in bastardizing the issue of King Edward IV., he stained his former life, and disgraced his order, which afterwards daily decayed, and finally dissolved in England.' The family held the lordship until Margaret, heiress of Richard Penketh, married Richard Ashton, whose posterity made it their seat." [1]

The aforementioned Thomas Penketh is mentioned in Shakespeare as Friar Penker when he is called to meet Richard at Bernards Castle.

Early History of the Penkeyman family

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Penkeyman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Penketh, Penkethman, Penkeyman, Pengeth, Pengethman and many more.

Early Notables of the Penkeyman family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Penketh (died 1487), an English friar of the Augustinian house at Warrington, near the township of Penketh. Devoting himself to the study of theology and philosophy, Penketh attained to high distinction in both...
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Migration of the Penkeyman family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

Contemporary Notables of the name Penkeyman (post 1700) +

    RMS Lusitania
    • Mr. Samuel J. Penkeyman, English Pantry Steward from Mossley, Hill, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [2]

    1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
    2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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