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Cornwall, one of the original six "Celtic nations" is the homeland to the surname Pinnock. A revival of the Cornish language which began in the 9th century AD has begun. No doubt this was the language spoken by distant forebears of the Pinnock family. Though surnames became common during medieval times, English people were formerly known only by a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames were adopted in medieval England is fascinating. Many Cornish surnames appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames. The name Pinnock is a local type of surname and the Pinnock family lived in Cornwall, in the parish of St. Pinnock.

Pinnock Early Origins



The surname Pinnock was first found in Cornwall 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.

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Pinnock Spelling Variations


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Pinnock Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Pinnock, Pincock, Pinnick, Pinock, Pinoke and others.

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Pinnock Early History


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Pinnock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinnock research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pinnock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pinnock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pinnock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pinnock 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



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Pinnock were

Pinnock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pinnock, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

Pinnock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Pinnock settled in Virginia in 1759

Pinnock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Pinnock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • John Pinnock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pinnock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pinnock (post 1700)



  • Ann H. Pinnock, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972
  • Danilo Agustin "J.R." Pinnock (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
  • Andrew Pinnock (b. 1980), American football player
  • Anna Pinnock, English three-time Academy Award nominated set director, most recently working on the 2012 movies Skyfall and Life of Pi, sister of Trevor Pinnock
  • James Pinnock (b. 1978), English footballer
  • Trevor David Pinnock CBE (b. 1946), English Gramophone Award winning conductor and harpsichordist, best known founder of the period-performance orchestra The English Concert
  • Nicholas Andre Pinnock (b. 1973), British theatre, television, film actor and screenwriter
  • Arnold Pinnock (b. 1961), English-born, Canadian actor, best known for his role as Paul Greebie, in Life with Derek
  • Clark H Pinnock (b. 1937), Christian theologian, apologist and author
  • Sherene Pinnock (b. 1987), Jamaican 400 meters hurdles runner
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

The Pinnock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pinnock 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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