name Pynn comes from when the family resided in the county of Devon
. Pynn 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 Pynn were known as the dwellers by the pine trees.
Early Origins of the Pynn family
The surname Pynn was first found in 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 Pynn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pynn research.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1625, 1653, 1653, 1732, 1644, 1709, 1695 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Pynn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pynn Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Pynn has been recorded under many different variations, including Pyne, Pine and others.
Early Notables of the Pynn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pynn family to Ireland
Some of the Pynn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 49 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 Pynn family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pynn or a variant listed above:
Pynn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Pynn, who landed in Maryland in 1679 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)