The name Pennebaker comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a someone as a personal name
or literally derived from the coin.
Early Origins of the Pennebaker family
The surname Pennebaker was first found in 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 Pennebaker family
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Pennebaker Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pennebaker has undergone many spelling variations
, including Penny, Penney, Pennie, Penne and others.
Early Notables of the Pennebaker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pennebaker family to Ireland
Some of the Pennebaker family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pennebaker family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pennebaker were among those contributors: George Penny who settled in Barbados in 1635; Charles Penny settled in Maryland in 1775; P. Penny settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769; the family also settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th century. In Newfoundland, Benedict Penny inherited property in Carbonear which dated back to 1699.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pennebaker (post 1700)
- John David Pennebaker (1943-2016), American lawyer and politician, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1976-1992)