The name ‘Pennington’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitation name from places in the counties of Lancashire, Cumberland, and Hantfordshire. The latter two are so called from the Old English word ‘penning’ meaning penny (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) and ‘tun’ meaning enclosure, settlement. The place of this name in the parish of Leigh in Lancashire is recorded in the thirteenth century as Pinnington and Pynnington, and may be from the Old English word ‘Pinningtun’ maeaning ‘settlement associated with Pinnas’; the variant ‘Pinnington’ derives specifically from this place. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Pennington’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the seventeenth century were a ‘John Pinnington’, from Harwich, England, is recorded on the Wills of Chester in 1621. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Saragh Pennington’, aged twenty-three, a cook, from Lancaster, England. She emigr… Coat of arms: Or five fu…
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