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Penton Early Origins



The surname Penton was first found in Lincolnshire, at Panton, a village in the civil parish of East Barkwith, in the East Lindsey of district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Pantone and possibly meant "farmstead near a hill or pan-shaped feature" from the Old English words "panne" + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, there were 32 households on 40 acres of meadows with a church, land held by the Archbishop of York. Conjecturally the family is descended from Gilbert of Panton, a Norman noble who held the village at that time. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Penton Spelling Variations


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Penton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Panton, Pantone, Panting, Pantown, Pantoun and many more.

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Penton Early History


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Penton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penton research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1232, 1296, 1396, 1451, 1539, 1606, 1685, 1672, 1672, 1682 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Penton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Penton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Penton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Penton Notables 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:

Penton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Penton, who arrived in New Jersey in 1677
  • Thomas Penton, who landed in Virginia in 1695

Penton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Penton, who arrived in New York in 1827
  • C P Penton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • M Penton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856

Penton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Penton arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  • James Penton, English Convict from Oxford, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Penton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Penton (post 1700)



  • John Penton (b. 1925), American motorcycle racer, founder of Penton Motorcycles, inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame (1998)
  • Jeremiah Penton, American Democrat politician, Chair of Salem County Democratic Party, 1921
  • J. A. Penton, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861
  • Colonel Henry Penton, English developer of the Pentonville area of London in the late 1800s
  • Frederick Thomas Penton (1851-1929), British army officer and Conservative Party politician
  • Harry Baven Penton (b. 1890), English professional footballer
  • Brian Con Penton (1904-1951), Australian journalist and novelist
  • James Penton, Canadian professor emeritus of history at the University of Lethbridge
  • Aurelia Catalina Penton (b. 1941), retired Cuban track and field athlete

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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: Firmius, et pugnan
Motto Translation: More strongly into the fight.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Penton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Penton 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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