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The Penyston surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place named Penistone near Sheffield, in South Yorkshire.

Penyston Early Origins



The surname Penyston was first found in South Yorkshire at Penistone, a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Pengestone. [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 1199, the place name was known as Peningeston. The name probably meant "farmstead by a hill called Penning," from the Celtic "penn," meaning hill + the Old English "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the earliest records of the surname was Sir Gyles Penyston ( fl. 13th century), whose ancestors held a family seat in Cornwall and is an ancestor of the Penyston Baronets. Aanother early reference of the name is "Thomas de Penyston, who is said to have flourished at Truro, co. Cornwall, in the reign of the Conqueror." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Penyston Spelling Variations


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Penyston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Penniston, Pennyston, Penestone, Peneystone, Peneyston, Penyston and many more.

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Penyston Early History


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Penyston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Penyston research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1510, 1600, 1095, 1412, 1556, 1455, 1487, 1591, 1642, 1637, 1640, 1640, 1674, 1648, 1679, 1656, 1705 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Penyston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Penyston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Penyston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Penyston, 1st Baronet (15911642), English politician, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1637 and 1640, Member of Parliament for Westbury in 1640; and his son, Sir Thomas Penyston, 2nd...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Penyston 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 or some of its variants were: Nicholas Pennistone, who settled in Maryland in 1666; Sarah Pennistone, who settled in Maryland in 1666; Jno Pennistone, who arrived in Virginia in 1687.

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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)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Penyston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Penyston 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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