Pennyfather / Pennefather / Pennyfeather One Name Study.
The meaning of the name is: 'penny-father', a miser, pinch-pennie, scrape-good and niggard.
An old couplet says: The liberal doth spend his pelfe, The pennyfather wastes himself.
These surnames are registered with The Guild of One-Name Studies under study 4433. [http://one-name.org/profiles/pennyfather.html
The Guild of One-Name Studies is the world's leading organisation for one-name studies. A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple). Its website is at [http://one-name.org/
The colours on the project logo are taken from several prominent Pennefather family crests. The logo can be found on many of the project resources on the internet, some of which are listed below.
All resources available to researchers can be found at the Blog: [http://pennyfather.blogspot.com/
Project Website: [http://www.pennyfather.org