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Penland Family History

Penland Name Meaning
Of uncertain origin. Possibly an altered form of Pentland or a habitational name from Penlan Hall, Essex or Penlan Farm in Hereford and Worcester. There are also numerous places in Wales named Penlan, notably in Dyfed, and the name may have been adopted on arrival in the U.S. by immigrants from any of these places. OSGAZ. Still an awful lot of them.

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

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21,874 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,265 Military Records
433 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Penland Families

  • Number of Penland families
     75 - 148
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Penland families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Penland last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Penland Family Origin

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Penland Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Penland

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Penland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Penland census records

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Penland Civil War Service Records

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