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The name Penniman has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person who worked as the servant for Penn. The name may also be derived from their work as local treasurers or pennymasters who were in charge of the Mint.

Penniman Early Origins



The surname Penniman was first found in Somerset where one of the first records of the name was Simon Penyman in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1268. Others include: William Peniman in the Hundredorum Rolls of Cambridge in 1279; and Ralph Paniman or Panyman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296.

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Penniman Spelling Variations


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Penniman Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Penniman has been spelled many different ways, including Pennyman, Penniman, Penyman and others.

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Penniman Early History


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Penniman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penniman research. Another 402 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1628, 1664, 1628, 1607, 1643, 1635, 1636, 1643, 1608, 1679, 1642, 1708, 1702, 1661, 1745, 1695, 1778 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Penniman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Penniman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Penniman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Pennyman (died 1628), a Clerk in Chancery, he held a third of the Manor of Marske, Yorkshire; and his illegitimate son, Sir William Pennyman (1607-1643), an English landowner, soldier and politician, High Sheriff of Yorkshire (1635-1636), he died of...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Penniman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Penniman In Ireland


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Penniman In Ireland



Some of the Penniman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Pennimans to arrive in North America:

Penniman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Penniman, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630, with his wife Lydia
  • James Penniman, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1632
  • Jane Penniman and her husband, who settled in Boston in 1679

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Contemporary Notables of the name Penniman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Penniman (post 1700)



  • Nick Penniman, American Executive Director of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund
  • John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841), American painter in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Ebenezer Jenckes Penniman (1804-1890), American politician, member of the US Congress from Michigan
  • Richard Wayne Penniman (b. 1935), American rock & roll singer, composer, pianist, better-known as Little Richard

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortiter et fideliter
Motto Translation: Boldly and faithfully.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Penniman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Penniman 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 29 August 2016 at 13:01.

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