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Cornwall, one of the original six "Celtic nations" is the homeland to the surname Pennock. A revival of the Cornish language which began in the 9th century AD has begun. No doubt this was the language spoken by distant forebears of the Pennock family. Though surnames became common during medieval times, English people were formerly known only by a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames were adopted in medieval England is fascinating. Many Cornish surnames appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames. The name Pennock is a local type of surname and the Pennock family lived in Cornwall, in the parish of St. Pinnock.

Pennock Early Origins



The surname Pennock was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pennock Spelling Variations


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Pennock Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Pinnock, Pincock, Pinnick, Pinock, Pinoke and others.

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Pennock Early History


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Pennock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pennock research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pennock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pennock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pennock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pennock Notables 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



An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Pennock or a variant listed above:

Pennock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Obediah Pennock, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Pennock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Pennock, who landed in New England in 1714

Pennock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Pennock, who landed in New York in 1844

Pennock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lieut. Samuel Pennock U.E., (Pennick) (b. 1741) born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA from Strafford, Vermont, USA who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 serving in the Strafford Vermont Militia and Queens Rangers, married Mercy Chapman in 1763 having 9 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Pennock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Pennock arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Hannah Pennock, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Hannah Pennock, aged 7, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • John Pennock, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • William Pennock, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pennock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pennock (post 1700)



  • Alexander Mosely Pennock (1813-1876), officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War
  • Stanley Bagg "Bags" Pennock (1892-1916), American football player
  • Herbert Jefferis Pennock (1894-1948), left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Michael Pennock, American politician, Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1998
  • Mabel D. Pennock, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1930; Prohibition Candidate for Pennsylvania Secretary of internal affairs, 1934
  • John H. Pennock, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District; Elected 1963
  • Evan T. Pennock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932
  • Adrian Barry Pennock (b. 1971), retired English footballer
  • Robert Pennock (b. 1936), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Anthony Pennock (b. 1971), Welsh non-league international goalkeeper

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

The Pennock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pennock 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 9 March 2016 at 15:17.

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