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Penny Surname Origin
The top of a mountain or hill. A mountain in Spain is called by the inhabitants 'La Penna de los Enamorados,' or the Lover's Rock. The word has the same meaning as the English pinnacle.
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.
Penny Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Penny family history than the origin of your surname:
A Penny Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738