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The earliest origins of the family name Penney date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a someone as a personal name or literally derived from the coin.

Penney Early Origins



The surname Penney 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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Penney Spelling Variations


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Penney Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Penney include Penny, Penney, Pennie, Penne and others.

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Penney Early History


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Penney Early History



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

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Penney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Penney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Penney In Ireland


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Penney In Ireland



Some of the Penney 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Penney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joane Penney, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Penney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Penney, who landed in America in 1804
  • Joseph E Penney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Frank Penney, who landed in Iowa in 1876

Penney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Penney, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1902
  • Idalie C. Penney, aged 28, who landed in America from Darlington, in 1903
  • Charles A. Penney, aged 40, who settled in America from Darlington, in 1903
  • Alf. Penney, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Kedderminster, in 1903
  • Annie Penney, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Woolston, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Penney Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Fred Penney, aged 22, who settled in Harbour Main, Newfoundland, in 1915
  • Bertha M. Penney, aged 50, who emigrated to Sydney, Canada, in 1916
  • Freda Penney, aged 4, who emigrated to Sydney, Canada, in 1916
  • Grace Penney, aged 32, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1919
  • Henry Penney, aged 42, who emigrated to Carbonear, Newfoundland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Penney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Penney (post 1700)



  • Roger Penney, American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
  • James Cash Penney (1875-1971), American Businessman, Founder of JC Penney
  • Trevor Penney (b. 1968), English Cricket Player/Manager
  • David Penney (b. 1964), English Football Player/Manager
  • William George Penney (1909-1991), British Physicist, one of the participants in The Manhattan Project
  • Steve Penney (b. 1961), Canadian NHL goaltender
  • Steve Penney (b. 1964), Irish Footballer, played in the 1986 World Cup
  • Stef Penney (b. 1969), Scottish novelist and filmmaker
  • Mark Penney (b. 1982), Canadian Film Director
  • Kirk Penney (b. 1980), New Zealand basketball player
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Penney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Penney 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.

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