The English, Welsh and Irish surname Jennings is a patronymic name derived from the Middle English personal name Janyn, Jenyn, a pet form of John. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Jonyng, which was dated 1296, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Sussex. Other early records include Walter Jannes and Richard Janyns in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire of 1327, and Thomas Jenyn, in the charter rolls of 1428 known as "Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids". Jeffrey Jennings was christened on August 24th 1561, at St. Dunstans in the East, London. Notable bearers include Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings (1831 - 1896), who was Premier of New South Wales, Australia. He was born in Newry, county Down,Ireland, and emigrated to the gold fields of Victoria in 1852, before moving to New South Wales in 1863. Today there are approximately 87,000 bearers of the surname Jennings living in The United States.
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