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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Penny family have grown. The name Penny was given to a member of the family who was a someone as a personal name or literally derived from the coin.

Penny Early Origins



The surname Penny 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Penny Spelling Variations


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Penny Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Penny family name include Penny, Penney, Pennie, Penne and others.

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Penny Early History


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Penny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penny research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1433, 1487, 1574, 1296 and are included under the topic Early Penny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Penny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Penny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Penny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Penny In Ireland


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Penny In Ireland



Some of the Penny 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Penny surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Penny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Penny who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Geo Penny, aged 24, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • William Penny, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Hugh Penny, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • Erasmus Penny, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Penny Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Penny, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Eliz Penny, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • P. Penny settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769
  • James Penny, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770
  • Charles Penny settled in Maryland in 1775

Penny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Penny, aged 25, landed in Ohio in 1812
  • John Penny, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Sarah Penny, who landed in South Carolina in 1816
  • T Penny, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • N S Penny, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Penny Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Benedict Penny inherited property in Carbonear which dated back to 1699

Penny Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Penny settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1705 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Margaret Penny in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland in 1751 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Penny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Penny, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Mary Penny, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Bridget Penny, aged 50, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833

Penny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Penny arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Mary Ann Penny arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Thomas Penny arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Sarah Penny arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Henry Penny arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Penny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Penny arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clydeside" in 1841
  • Edward Penny, aged 24, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Penny, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Elizabeth Penny, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Hannah Maria Penny, aged 7 mths., arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" 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 Penny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Penny (post 1700)



  • Bradley Wayne "Brad" Penny (b. 1978), American Major League starting pitcher
  • Timothy Joe Penny (b. 1951), American politician
  • Herbert Clayton Penny (1918-1992), American accomplished banjo player and practitioner of western swing
  • Mabel Penny, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940
  • Harold Penny, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956
  • Gary Penny, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972
  • Charles W. Penny, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Jackson, Michigan, 1857
  • Charles H. Penny, American politician, Village President of Park Ridge, Illinois, 1902-07
  • Alva Penny, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1866
  • Alfred Penny, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Fairfield, 1930
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Penny Historic Events


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Penny Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Ms. Ethel Penny, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Minnie  Penny (1891-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Percy Penny, English 1st Class Cabin Bed Steward from Fulwood Park, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Far Penny (d. 1912), aged 30, English Assistant Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Penny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Penny 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 11 May 2016 at 13:56.

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