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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.

Pennebaker Early Origins



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pennebaker Spelling Variations


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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.

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Pennebaker Early History


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Pennebaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pennebaker research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1433, 1487, 1574, 1296 and are included under the topic Early Pennebaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pennebaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pennebaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pennebaker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pennebaker In Ireland


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Pennebaker In Ireland



Some of the Pennebaker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pennebaker (post 1700)


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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)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Pennebaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pennebaker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 11 May 2016 at 13:56.

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