The origins of the Pinnington name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Pennington.
Pinnington 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. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Pinnington family
The surname Pinnington was first found in Lancashire
at Pennington, a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred
of Lonsdale north of the Sands. "This place, which in Domesday Book
is styled 'Pennigetun,' belonged to a local
family, one of whom, Gamel de Pennington, was a very considerable person at the time of the Conquest. From him descended Sir John Pennington, who commanded the left wing of the army in an expedition into Scotland
under the Earl of Northumberland
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
By the time of Henry II, some of the family had branched to Muncaster in Cumberland
(now part of Cumbria) and it was here that King Henry VI was concealed by Sir John Pennington in his flight from his enemies. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Pinnington family
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Pinnington Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pinnington were recorded, including Pennington, Penington and others.
Early Notables of the Pinnington family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Penington, High Sheriff
in 1552, 1558 and 1565; Joseph Pennington of Muncaster Castle, High Sheriff
in 1599; Sir William Pennington (1655-1730), 1st Baronet; Isaac Penington (1584-1661), an English politician who... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pinnington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pinnington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Pinnington family emigrate to North America:
Pinnington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Chas. W Pinnington, aged 34, who settled in America from Harrogate, in 1900
- Margaret Pinnington, aged 53, who landed in America from Bootle, England, in 1909
- Joseph Pinnington, aged 35, who landed in America from Ditton, England, in 1912
- Joseph Pinnington, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1913
- Mary Pinnington, aged 7, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1913
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Pinnington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Walter Pinnington, a tailor, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
- Henry Crowther Pinnington, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Pinnington (post 1700)
- Todd Andrew Pinnington (b. 1973), Australian cricketer from Hobart, Tasmania
- Geoffrey Pinnington (1919-1995), British newspaper editor for the Daily Herald
- Edward Pinnington (1846-1921), Scottish art historian, biographer and journalist
The Pinnington 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: Vincit amore patria
Motto Translation: My beloved country will conquer.