Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the county of Devon and Cornwall. Pineo is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the original bearers of the surname Pineo were known as the dwellers by the pine trees.
Early Origins of the Pineo family
Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Pineo family
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Pineo Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pineo are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Pineo include: Pyne, Pine and others.
Early Notables of the Pineo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pineo family to Ireland
Some of the Pineo family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pineo family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pineo or a variant listed above: Thomas Pyne, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635; An Pine, who came to Virginia in 1665; Hannah Pyne, who settled in Virginia in 1665; Charles Pyne, who came to Maryland in 1679.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pineo (post 1700)
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