Origins Available: English, Italian
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a someone as a personal name or literally derived from the coin.
Early Origins of the Penne family
Northampton where they held a family seat from very early times, and before the 12th century had become associated with London and had moved north into Scotland. Over in Lancashire, an ancient branch of the family was found. "The neat village of Penny-Bridge, so called perhaps from the British word Pen, 'the head,' was the seat of the family of Penny. The chapel, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was built and endowed by William Penny, Esq., was consecrated in 1791." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Penne family
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Penne 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 Penne have been found, including Penny, Penney, Pennie, Penne and others.
Early Notables of the Penne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Penne family to Ireland
Some of the Penne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Penne 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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Penne, or a variant listed above:
Penne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Penne (post 1700)
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