Early Origins of the Pennycook family
The surname Pennycook was first found in Midlothian
, where the family claim descent from the barony Penicuik. "The present name of this place is supposed to be derived from a British or Gaelic word signifying "Cuckoo's hill;" and as several places in the neighbourhood also received their epithets from this bird, it is probable that it was a frequent visitor in these quarters. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
New Hall (New-Hall) lies on the border of a desolate moor, and was passed from the families of Crichtoune, Penicuick, and Oliphant. "The first of the family in record is William de Penycook, one of the persons directed to fix the extent of the lands of Lethenhop in the reign of Alexander II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
David de Penikok witnessed a charter of the lands of Inuerpefir in 1250.
Early History of the Pennycook family
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Pennycook Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pennycook, Penecuik, Pennecuik, Pennicuik, Pencook, Pennycyck and many more.
Early Notables of the Pennycook family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pennycook family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pennycook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Pennycook, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1811
- Robert Pennycook, who arrived in Jamaica in 1820
- Alexander Pennycook, who arrived in Morgan Co. IL in 1834
- Charles and Elizabeth Pennycook, who arrived in Morgan Co. IL in 1835
- J Pennycook, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 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)
Pennycook Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Douglas Pennycook, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1863 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Pennycook (post 1700)
- Chevvy Pennycook (b. 1987), British rugby union player for Moseley
- Redford Pennycook (b. 1985), British rugby union player for Bristol Rugby
Historic Events for the Pennycook family
- Mr. William R Pennycook (b. 1919), Scottish Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
The Pennycook 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: Ut resurgam
Motto Translation: That I may rise again.