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One-Name Study


About the Pennyfather One-Name Study

A 'One Name' study into the surname Pennyfather and associated variants.

The study has an email list, a DNA project and is represented with a group on Facebook and Genealogywise. Furthermore it has a 'Wave' on Google Wave.


Some variants of this surname are: Pennefather, Penneyfather, Pennifather and Pennyfeather.

Origin of the surname

The meaning of the name is: 'penny-father', a miser, pinch-pennie, scrape-good and niggard.

An old couplet says:

The liberal doth spend his pelfe,

The pennyfather wastes himself.


The Pennyfather One Name Study website contains the following:

a) family trees of researchers

b) complete transcription of the births, marriages and deaths index for England and Wales from 1837-2005

c) parish records


Pennyfather/Pennefather/Pennyfeather ONS Website

DNA Project Website

Penn(e)(y)f(e)ather Blog - contains details of all resources

Facebook Group

Follow on Twitter

Contact details

For further information, contact:

Mr Trevor Penfold

This page last updated 13 January 2012.

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