Pennycook History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. " [1] 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." [2] David de Penikok witnessed a charter of the lands of Inuerpefir in 1250.

Important Dates for the Pennycook family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pennycook research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1604, 1652, 1722, 1644 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Pennycook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pennycook Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pennycook, Penecuik, Pennecuik, Pennicuik, Pencook, Pennycyck and many more.

Early Notables of the Pennycook family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Alexander Pennecuik (1652-1722), Scottish physician and poet, the eldest son of Alexander Pennecuik of Newhall, Edinburgh. His father had been a surgeon under General Bannier in the thirty years' war, and afterwards...
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Pennycook migration to the United States

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 [3]

Pennycook migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pennycook Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Douglas Pennycook, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1863 [4]

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

HMS Hood
  • 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 [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  5. ^ 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
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