Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to 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 Penmind family
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 Penmind family
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Penmind Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Penmind include Pennyman, Penniman, Penyman and others.
Early Notables of the Penmind family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Yorkshire (1635-1636), he died of...
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Migration of the Penmind family to Ireland
Some of the Penmind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Penmind family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Penmind were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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 Penmind 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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