Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Devon and Cornwall. Pyn is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the original bearers of the surname Pyn were known as the dwellers by the pine trees.
Early Origins of the Pyn family
Devon 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.
Early History of the Pyn family
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Pyn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Pyn have been found, including Pyne, Pine and others.
Early Notables of the Pyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pyn family to Ireland
Some of the Pyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pyn family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Pyn, or a variant listed above:
Pyn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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