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Pennycook Early Origins



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]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." [2]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.

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Pennycook Spelling Variations


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Pennycook Spelling Variations



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

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Pennycook Early History


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Pennycook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pennycook research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Pennycook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pennycook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pennycook Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pennycook 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pennycook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pennycook 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

Pennycook Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Douglas Pennycook, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1863 [3]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pennycook (post 1700)


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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

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Pennycook Historic Events


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Pennycook Historic Events




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 on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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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.


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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. ^ 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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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The Pennycook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pennycook 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.

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