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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. PEH-ning-tən  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsPenington

Meaning & History

Habitational surname denoting someone originally from any of the various locations in England named Pennington, derived from Old English penning meaning "penny" (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) and tun meaning "town".
Added 7/16/2016 by HL
Edited 4/10/2020 by HL