Starting Sept. 5, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

The Penman's of Wigan England

Updated February 15, 2009

Welcome any and all with an interest in the surname Penman. I have traced this branch of my tree to my gggggrandfather, George Penman, born in 1795 in Ireland.

He and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to Wigan, England and he gave up being a street hawker to work in the weaving mills.

From Wigan, the descendants moved to Durham and Penshaw. In 1911, my grandfather, Michael Patrick Penman, emigrated to Gloucester, Ohio and then settled his family in the coal mining town of Bicknell, Indiana.

My father, Vincent, then carried the family name to Detroit, Michigan to work in the automotive industry in the 1930's.

I would love to hear from anyone related and especially anyone who could offer help in doing Irish research before 1795!
Donna Penman

Edit Your Page

Family Photos

Created with Family Tree Maker

The content shown on this page has been submitted by a customer, and is not subject to verification by Neither nor its affiliates are responsible for the accuracy of any information contained on this page. The opinions expressed on this page are the author's alone and not the opinions of

Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009