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This name is of Anglo-Saxon locational origin from any of three places thus called, Pennington in Hampshire, Cumberland (near Ulverston) and in the parish of Leigh, Lancashire. The former two, recorded as Penningetun in the Domesday Book of 1086 for the respective counties derive their name from the Olde English pre 7th Century "pening", a penny referring to a tribute due on the land plus "tun", a farm or settlement. The latter recorded as Pinington and Pynington in the 1246 Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire translates as "the settlement of Pinna's people".

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