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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."

Early Origins of the Poyner family


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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Early History of the Poyner family

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Early History of the Poyner family


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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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Early Notables of the Poyner family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Poyner family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Poyner family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Poyner family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Poyner, who settled in 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, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Poyner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Poyner, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Ann Poyner, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • James Poyner, who 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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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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