Last 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.
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