Penning Family History
Penning Name Meaning
English Dutch and North German: from early Middle English penning Low German penning Middle Dutch penninc ‘penny’ (see Penny ) a topographic name (from a field name) or a nickname referring to tax dues of a penny. South German: from the short form Panno of an ancient Germanic personal name derived from a word meaning ‘ban order command’. English: from a Middle English personal name Pening Pining presumably representing an unrecorded Old English name a pet form perhaps of Penda or of names like Pendhere and Pendwulf.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022