The name Pennings comes from a name for a someone as a personal name
or literally derived from the coin.
Early Origins of the Pennings family
The surname Pennings 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pennings family
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Pennings Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Pennings include Penny, Penney, Pennie, Penne and others.
Early Notables of the Pennings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pennings family to Ireland
Some of the Pennings 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.
Migration of the Pennings family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pennings or a variant listed above: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pennings (post 1700)
- Jeannette Pennings (b. 1977), Dutch bobsledder and track and field athlete
- Wilbert Bernard Roger Pennings (b. 1975), Dutch high jumper