The German surname Penser was derived from the Middle High German word "panzier," which means "mail-coat;" as such, it was likely an occupational
name for an armorer.
Early Origins of the Penser family
The surname Penser was first found in Westphalia
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Penser family
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Penser Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Panser, Panse, Pansern, Pansen, Pansey, Panzer, Pantzer, Pantzner, Panzner, Panzen and many more.
Early Notables of the Penser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Penser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Panzer, who came to America in 1783; Joseph Panser, who arrived in New York, NY in 1824; Charles Panzer, who settled in New York in 1838; Eduard Panzer, who came to New York, NY in 1853.