Penry Family History
Penry Name Meaning
Welsh (south Wales): Anglicized form of the Welsh ab ap ‘son’ + the personal name Henry hence ‘son of Henry’ (see Henry ). Some examples have an intrusive d (compare Hendry ). Cornish: variant of Pendray a habitational name from any of several places in Cornwall such as Pendrea in Saint Buryan and Pendrift in Blisland with names derived from Middle Cornish pen (an) dre ‘top of the village’ (pen ‘head top end’ + an ‘the’ + tre ‘village’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press