Early Origins of the Penniless family
Essex where they held a family seat in Colchester. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1377 when William Pennell was recorded on the Tax Rolls for the county of Essex.
Early History of the Penniless family
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Penniless Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pennell, Pennel, Penell, Pennall, Pennells, Pennalls, Penal and many more.
Early Notables of the Penniless family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Penniless family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Pennell settled in Virginia 1655; Thomas Pennell settled in New England in 1740.
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