Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Pennypacker. It was given to a someone as a personal name or literally derived from the coin.
Early Origins of the Pennypacker family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pennypacker family
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Pennypacker Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Pennypacker has appeared include Penny, Penney, Pennie, Penne and others.
Early Notables of the Pennypacker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pennypacker family to Ireland
Some of the Pennypacker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pennypacker family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pennypacker arrived in North America very early: George Penny who settled in Barbados in 1635; Charles Penny settled in Maryland in 1775; P. Penny settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1769; the family also settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th century. In Newfoundland, Benedict Penny inherited property in Carbonear which dated back to 1699.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pennypacker (post 1700)
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