Early Origins of the Poynings family
The surname Poynings was first found in Sussex
at Poynings, a parish, in the union of Steyning, hundred
of Poynings, rape of Lewes. "A brook which rises at the bottom of the Dyke, supplied the Barons Poynings, in whom the manor was vested from a period soon after the Conquest, with several fish-ponds, one of which, since transferred to the rectory in exchange, covers about two acres. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Poyning, held by a vassal of the Earl of Warren, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. The Pynings were from the Pays de Caux between the forest of Eawy and the Siene which was the caput of the Warrens.
Early History of the Poynings family
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Poynings Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Poynings, Poining, Poinyn, Poyning, Ponings, Ponings and many more.
Early Notables of the Poynings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Poynings family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..