Penryn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Penryn family

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. " [1] From these early listings of the name, many branched east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Important Dates for the Penryn family

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Penryn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Penryn, Penrin, Penren, Pernryn, Pernrin, Penwyn and others.

Early Notables of the Penryn family (pre 1700)

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Penryn migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Penryn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Penryn, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Mary Penryn, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1679

Citations

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