The name Pinyoun is from the rugged landscape of Wales
. It is a Celtic name that was derived from the Welsh personal name
Enion, which was also spelled Einion and Eignon. The surname Pinyoun features the distinctive Welsh patronymic
prefix ab-. The original form of the name was ab- Enion,but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time and the overall spelling has sometimes been extensively altered.
Early Origins of the Pinyoun family
The surname Pinyoun was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Pinyoun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pinyoun research.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1046, 1628 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Pinyoun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pinyoun Spelling Variations
have an extremely large amount of spelling variations
of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales
were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Pinyoun have included Bunyon, Banyen, Benion, Benyan, Benyon, Bunyan, Bunyen, Banion, Banyan, O'Banion, O'Benyon and many more.
Early Notables of the Pinyoun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pinyoun family to Ireland
Some of the Pinyoun family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pinyoun family to the New World and Oceana
North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh
people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Pinyoun: Robert Bunyon who settled in Georgia in 1733 with his wife and two daughters; James Bunyon settled in New England
in 1764; Anne Bunyon settled in New England