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Penniston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Penniston surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place named Penistone near Sheffield, in South Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Penniston family


The surname Penniston was first found in South Yorkshire at Penistone, a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Pengestone. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1199, the place name was known as Peningeston. The name probably meant "farmstead by a hill called Penning," from the Celtic "penn," meaning hill + the Old English "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the earliest records of the surname was Sir Gyles Penyston ( fl. 13th century), whose ancestors held a family seat in Cornwall and is an ancestor of the Penyston Baronets. Aanother early reference of the name is "Thomas de Penyston, who is said to have flourished at Truro, co. Cornwall, in the reign of the Conqueror." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Penniston family


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Penniston Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Penniston, Pennyston, Penestone, Peneystone, Peneyston, Penyston and many more.

Early Notables of the Penniston family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Penyston, 1st Baronet (1591–1642), English politician, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1637 and 1640, Member of Parliament for Westbury in 1640; and his son, Sir Thomas Penyston, 2nd...
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Migration of the Penniston family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Penniston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Penniston, who settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1721

Penniston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Penniston, who arrived in New York, NY in 1823
  • Thomas Penniston, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1850

Penniston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Penniston, who was on reocrd in the census of Ontario Canada of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Penniston (post 1700)


  • Seth Odell "S. Dell" Penniston (1870-1961), American farmer and politician who served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1927 to 1933
  • Julian Penniston -Hill (b. 1970), British businessman and entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Investment Management Firm Intelligent Money
  • Glen J. Penniston and his wife Tatjana Cheyenne Penniston, German music duo

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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