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Penyham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The founding heritage of the Penyham family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Penyham comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked as the servant for Penn. The name may also be derived from their work as local treasurers or pennymasters who were in charge of the Mint.

Early Origins of the Penyham family

The surname Penyham was first found in Somerset where one of the first records of the name was Simon Penyman in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1268. Others include: William Peniman in the Hundredorum Rolls of Cambridge in 1279; and Ralph Paniman or Panyman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296.

Early History of the Penyham family

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Another 402 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1628, 1664, 1628, 1607, 1643, 1635, 1636, 1643, 1608, 1679, 1642, 1708, 1702, 1661, 1745, 1695, 1778 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Penyham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Penyham Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Penyham has been spelled many different ways, including Pennyman, Penniman, Penyman and others.

Early Notables of the Penyham family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include William Pennyman (died 1628), a Clerk in Chancery, he held a third of the Manor of Marske, Yorkshire; and his illegitimate son, Sir William Pennyman (1607-1643), an English landowner, soldier and politician, High Sheriff of Yorkshire (1635-1636), he died of...
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Migration of the Penyham family to Ireland

Some of the Penyham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Penyham family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Penyhams to arrive in North America: James Penniman, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630, with his wife Lydia; as well as Jane Penniman and her husband, who settled in Boston in 1679..

The Penyham 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: Fortiter et fideliter
Motto Translation: Boldly and faithfully.

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