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 a Germanic personal name derived from a word meaning ‘ban’, ‘order’, ‘command’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press