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The origin of the Pennington Family Groups can be traced back to the start of the Pennington Research Association.  Look below to read two (2) great articles titled "The History of the Pennington Research Association, Parts 1 & 2" by Marvin Jones, one of the founders of the PRA.  These articles will help you better understand the history of the Pennington Research Association, its' publications and the history of the Family Groups as they existed in 1991.

Another great article below is "Names, Religions and Migrations of the Penningtons of the PRA" by Robert E. Sloane.  This will provide you with additional information to better understand our Family Groups.

Since then, genealogical study by many PRA researchers has modified the Family Groups.  Each year changes are made to Group names, descriptions and their summary descriptions.  These changes are made using an approved process known as "Making Changes to the John French Master File (JFMF)".  This process was approved by the Board and implemented in 1999.

The three words on the scroll of the Coats of Arms are "Vincit amor patriae"

"Vincit amor patriae" means "The love of my country prevails" or "Love of Country Conquers" which is the United States Army 28th Infantry Regiment's motto.   "Vincent amor patriae laudumque immensa cupido" means "The love of my country exceeds everything."

The following motto appears in English above the mountain cat of the original Baron Muncaster Crest.  "Firm, Vigilant, Active" -Virg. AEn. vi. 823 v. Muncaster b. Pennington

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