Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Penn Surname Origin
(Origin Cornish British) The top of the hill; the head.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Penn Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Penn Family History Thought:
'We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody, too.' --Helen Hayes