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Pinny 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.
Pinny Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Pinny Family History Thought:
'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley