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The Poyner surname comes from the Old French word "poigneor," meaning "fighter, " from the Latin pugnus meaning "fist;" and as such was a nickname for someone who was "handy with his fists."

Poyner Early Origins



The surname Poyner was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. And Norman surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1220 when Geoffrey Poyner (Poigner) held lands.

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Poyner Spelling Variations


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Poyner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Poyner, Poiner, Poigner, Puinur, Punyer, Poigneor, Poynes and many more.

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Poyner Early History


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Poyner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poyner research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Poyner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poyner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poyner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Poyner 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poyner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ambrose Poyner, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Peter Poyner, who came to Barbados in 1668
  • Ann Poyner, who settled in Barbados in 1671
  • Elizabet Poyner, who arrived in Virginia in 1677
  • Thomas Poyner, who arrived in Maryland in 1685

Poyner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Poyner, who settled in Virginia in 1728

Poyner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Poyner, aged 20, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Poyner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Poyner arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Ann Poyner arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • James Poyner arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poyner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poyner (post 1700)



  • John Poyner, District Attorney for Colusa County, California

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Poyner Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 24 May 2014 at 01:01.

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