Peniston Family History
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Peniston Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Penistone near Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The second element of the place name is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the first is uncertain; it may be Penning, an Old English combination of Celtic penn ‘hill’ + Old English -ing ‘place characterized by or belonging to’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Keniston, Pinkston, Easton, Whiston, Fenton, Henton, Winston