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Penner Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Penner Penn
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About the Project

The Penner Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Penner name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Penner name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Penners), by time period (18th Century Penners), or by topic (Penner DNA, Penner Occupations, Penner Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Hans, Otto, Klaus, Bernhard, Dieter, Erna, Ernst, Franz, Gerhard, Gunther, Lothar.

English (Middlesex and Warwickshire): occupational name, from a derivative of Middle English pennen ‘to confine, impound’, perhaps for one who impounded stray animals; compare Pinder , Pounder .

North German (including Lower Rhine): occupational name from Middle Low German penner ‘owner of a salt-boiling pan’.

German: habitational name for someone from Penna near Leipzig.

East German: name of Salzburg emigrants in East Prussia, a topographic name derived from Middle High German biunte ‘separate part of land or enclosure belonging to a village’.

How to Join

To join the Penner Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Kathryn Penner for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Penner Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

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