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Peniston Family History

Peniston Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Penistone near Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The second element of the place name is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the first is uncertain; it may be Penning, an Old English combination of Celtic penn ‘hill’ + Old English -ing ‘place characterized by or belonging to’. ADM, OSGAZ.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

33,470 Historical Documents with Peniston on Ancestry.com
3,560 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
202 Military Records
102 Immigration Records
1,903 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Peniston Families

  • Number of Peniston families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Peniston families
     59 - 115
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Peniston last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Peniston Family Origin

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Peniston Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Peniston

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Peniston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Peniston Civil War Service Records

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