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Turnpenny is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Turnpenny family lived in Kent. Their name, however, is a reference to Tupigny, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The spelling twopenny is a result of an Anglicized spelling of the pronunciation of a French place-name that coincidentally resembled the phrase two penny.

Turnpenny Early Origins



The surname Turnpenny was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor from ancient times, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. They were descended from Tupigny, a Norman noble. The reference to Twopenny, an obvious connection to money, identified by Victorian scholars is not thought to have any connection to this name, and is a coincidence in which the French spelling coincided with a common English phrase.

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Turnpenny Spelling Variations


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Turnpenny Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Turnpenny family name include Toopenny, Twopenny, Tupigny, Tupenny and others.

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Turnpenny Early History


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Turnpenny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turnpenny research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1751 is included under the topic Early Turnpenny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turnpenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turnpenny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Turnpenny 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:

Turnpenny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Turnpenny, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Turnpenny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turnpenny 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 November 2014 at 11:17.

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