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Penley Family History

Penley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Penleigh in Dilton, Wiltshire.

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

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14,954 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,569 Military Records
473 Immigration Records
8,626 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Penley Families

  • Number of Penley families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Penley families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Penley families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Penley census records

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Penley Family Origin

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Penley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Penley

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Penley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Penley census records

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Penley Civil War Service Records

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