When Maryann Polly Mildred Penny was born in 1837, in Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Thomas Penny, was 26 and her mother, Clara Rice, was 57. She married Salomon Prince Sandusky in 1860. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Calf Creek Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Jordan Valley Township, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States in 1900. She died on 25 March 1925, in Gentry, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cave Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States.
from Middle English peni, peny ‘penny’ (Old English pening, penig), applied as a nickname, possibly for a person of some substance or for a tenant who paid a rent of one penny. This was the common ancient Germanic unit of value when money was still an unusual phenomenon. It was the only unit of coinage in England until the early 14th century, when the groat and the gold noble were introduced, and was a silver coin of considerable value. There is some evidence that the word was used in Old English times as a byname. This surname is also found in Ireland. Compare Halfpenny , Farthing , Grote , and Shilling .
alternatively, a variant of Penning or Penn .