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.
Early Origins of the Penniman family
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
Early History of the Penniman family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Penniman family (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
(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.
Migration of the Penniman family to 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.
Migration of the Penniman family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Jane Penniman and her husband, who settled in Boston in 1679
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
The Penniman 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.