Meaning and Origin of: Penhollow

Family name origins & meanings

  • Cornish : habitational name from Penhallow in Roseland, Cornwall.
  • Samuel Penhollow (1665–1726) of St. Mabyn, Cornwall, England, landed at Charlestown, MA, in 1686. He went on to become a leading figure in the colonial history of NH. In August 1699 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Portsmouth, NH; the following month he was elected speaker of the NH Assembly, and in December he was appointed treasurer of the Colony, a post which he held until his death.