When Joseph Penn was born in 1751, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Benjamin B. Penn Sr, was 44 and his mother, Dinah Acton, was 42. He married Jane Kennedy on 10 October 1779, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 29 August 1823, in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bethlehem Pike Farm Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.
English: habitational name from either of two places called Penn (in Buckinghamshire and Staffordshire), both of which are named with Brittonic penn ‘head’, often used in hill-names.
English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name from Middle English pen(n) ‘enclosure, animal pen, fold’ (Old English penn), for someone who lived by or worked at a fold. Examples of this surname are formally difficult to distinguish from those in 1 above.
English: from a pet form of the female personal name Pernel, see Parnell .
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