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The Pentney surname is derived from the English parish of Pentney, in Norfolk, near Swaffham. The place-name Pentney is thought to be derived form the Old English words "pent" meaning "enclosure" and "eye" meaning "island."

Pentney Early Origins



The surname Pentney was first found in Norfolk at Pentney, a village and civil parish about 8 miles (13 km) south east of Kings Lynn that dates back to at least the 3rd or 4th centuries as evidence of a Romano-British local pottery industry was discovered and an ancient Roman road has been found running close to the settlement. The village is situated on the north bank of the river Nar. The Domesday Book, [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)
lists this settlement as Penteleist and was held at that time by Robert de Vaux from Roger Bigod, the great Norman Baron. Pentney held 3 mills, 7 beehives and 1/2 a salt mill. About a mile to the west is the gate-house of a priory of Black canons, founded in honor of the Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. Mary Magdalene, by Robert de Vallibus (Vaux) c. 1130, a follower of the Conqueror. In the grounds of the priory, three long swords, and some silver coins, were discovered by the plough. In 1977, a gravedigger found six silver Saxon brooches while digging a grave at the church. Years later, the British Museum identified the 9th century silver disc brooches of national importance and the gravedigger was given 135,000 by the Museum which now proudly displays the items as the Pentney Treasure.

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Pentney Spelling Variations


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Pentney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pentney, Penteney, Pentony, Pentony, Pantony, Pantney, Repentigney, Repentiny, Penteneye, Pentoney, Pentonie, Pantonie, Repentignie, Penitune, Penton, Pentonie, Penitune, Pennyton, Penitone, Penteny and many more.

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Pentney Early History


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Pentney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pentney research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1211 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Pentney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pentney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pentney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pentney In Ireland


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Pentney In Ireland



Some of the Pentney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pentney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Pentney, aged 29, a sawyer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pentney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pentney (post 1700)



  • Carl Benjamin Pentney (b. 1989), English football goalkeeper who has played professionally since 2007
  • William F. Pentney, Canadian Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada (2012-)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Malo mori quam foedari
Motto Translation: I would rather die than be disgraced.


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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)

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Pentney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pentney 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.

This page was last modified on 24 August 2014 at 11:16.

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