The surname Penryn was first found in Cornwall at Penryn, a sea-port, borough, and market-town, in the parish of Gluvias, union of Falmouth, E. division of the hundred of Kerrier. "This place, comprising the manors of Penryn Borough and Penryn Forryn, has from time immemorial belonged to the bishops of Exeter, who had formerly a residence here, and under whose patronage the town first rose into importance. "  From these early listings of the name, many branched east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
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