1,968 PENNING members around the world
Stay informed about PENNING Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
PENNING Family HistoryThis interesting surname recorded in the spellings of Penney, Penny, Penning, and the patronymic Pennings, is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It is generally considered to be a nickname from the coin, itself deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "pening, penig", and the Middle English "peni" meaning penny. The penny was the common Germanic unit of value when money was still an unusual phenomenon, and by no means denoted a coin of little value, as it does today. It was the only unit of coinage in England until the early 14th Century when the groat and the gold noble were introduced.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous PENNING (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the PENNING tribe
- Find your PENNING ancestor
- Tell us about your PENNING Family
- Tell us about your PENNING ancestors
- Ask a question about the PENNING history
- Leave a message for PENNING family members
Invite more PENNING family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the PENNING tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the PENNING Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from