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The name Pinney is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Pinney was a name used for a someone as a personal name or literally derived from the coin.

Pinney Early Origins



The surname Pinney was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat from very early times, and before the 12th century had become associated with London and had moved north into Scotland. Over in Lancashire, an ancient branch of the family was found. "The neat village of Penny-Bridge, so called perhaps from the British word Pen, 'the head,' was the seat of the family of Penny. The chapel, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was built and endowed by William Penny, Esq., was consecrated in 1791." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pinney Spelling Variations


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Pinney Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Pinney include Penny, Penney, Pennie, Penne and others.

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Pinney Early History


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Pinney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinney research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1433, 1487, 1574, 1296 and are included under the topic Early Pinney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pinney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pinney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pinney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pinney In Ireland


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Pinney In Ireland



Some of the Pinney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Pinney were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Pinney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Humphrey Pinney, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Thomas Pinney, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635

Pinney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elinor Pinney, who landed in Virginia in 1704

Pinney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Pinney, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pinney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pinney (post 1700)



  • James Alonzo Pinney (1835-1914), American politician, Mayor of Boise, Idaho Territory (1881-1885)
  • Silas U. Pinney (1833-1899), American jurist and politician
  • Sean Patrick Pinney, American cardiologist, Associate Professor of Cardiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Roy Schiffer Pinney (1911-2010), American oldest surviving of the 500 war correspondents to cover the D-Day invasion
  • Patrick Pinney, American voice actor
  • Raymond Earl Pinney (b. 1954), former American NFL offensive tackle and guard
  • Charles B. Pinney, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stafford; Elected 1906
  • Charles B. Pinney, American politician, Delegate to Connecticut convention to ratify 21st amendment 35th District, 1933
  • Charles E. Pinney, American politician, Delegate to Vermont convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Charles M. Pinney, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bolton, 1920
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Pinney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pinney 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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