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The ancient 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.

Pennypacker Early Origins



The surname Pennypacker 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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Pennypacker Spelling Variations


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Pennypacker Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Pennypacker has appeared include Penny, Penney, Pennie, Penne and others.

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Pennypacker Early History


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Pennypacker Early History



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

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Pennypacker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pennypacker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pennypacker In Ireland


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Pennypacker In Ireland



Some of the Pennypacker 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pennypacker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pennypacker (post 1700)



  • Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker (1843-1916), American Republican politician, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1903-07; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904
  • Paula A. Pennypacker, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1991, 1993
  • Charles H. Pennypacker, American politician, Burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1903-05

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Pennypacker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pennypacker 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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