The name Penmyn is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was 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 Penmyn family
The surname Penmyn 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
Early History of the Penmyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penmyn research.Another 402 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1628, 1664, 1628, 1607, 1643, 1635, 1636, 1643, 1608, 1679, 1642, 1708, 1702, 1661, 1745, 1695, 1778 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Penmyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Penmyn Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Penmyn family name include Pennyman, Penniman, Penyman and others.
Early Notables of the Penmyn 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
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Migration of the Penmyn family to Ireland
Some of the Penmyn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Penmyn family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Penmyn or a variant listed above: 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 Penmyn 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.