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Penswick Early Origins



The surname Penswick was first found in Gloucestershire, at Painswick, a village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Wiche and was held by Roger de Lacy, a Norman Baron. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1237, the village was listed as Painswike. The place name literally means "the dwelling or dairy farm" from the Old English word "wic." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The prefix "Pain" was added about the 12th century when Pain Fitzjohn held a manor there at that time. The village thrived on the wool trade through the years, but it is now best known for its parish church's yew trees for which folklore holds that the churchyard will never have more than 99 yew trees and that should a 100th grow the Devil would pull it out.

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Penswick Spelling Variations


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Penswick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Penswick, Painswick, Penwick, Pynwick, Pynswick, Pinswick, Payneswick and many more.

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Penswick Early History


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Penswick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penswick research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 113 and 1137 are included under the topic Early Penswick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Penswick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Penswick Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Penswick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Penswick, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1919
  • Maurice Penswick, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Penswick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Penswick (post 1700)



  • Thomas Penswick (1772-1836), English Roman Catholic bishop, Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District (1831-1836)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

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  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Penswick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Penswick 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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