Early Origins of the Penwyn family
The surname Penwyn 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. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
From these early listings of the name, many branched east into Devon
Early History of the Penwyn family
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Penwyn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Penryn, Penrin, Penren, Pernryn, Pernrin, Penwyn and others.
Early Notables of the Penwyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Penwyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Penryn, who arrived in Virginia in 1636; and Mary Penryn, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1679.