Penner Family History
Penner Name Meaning
English (Middlesex and Warwickshire): occupational name from a derivative of Middle English pennen ‘to confine impound’ perhaps for one who impounded stray animals; compare Pinder Pounder . North German (including Lower Rhine): occupational name from Middle Low German penner ‘owner of a salt-boiling pan’. German: habitational name for someone from Penna near Leipzig. East German: name of Salzburg emigrants in East Prussia a topographic name derived from Middle High German biunte ‘separate part of land or enclosure belonging to a village’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022