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Pennington Family History

Pennington Name Meaning
English (chiefly Lancashire and Cumbria): habitational name from places called Pennington, in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Hampshire. The latter two are so called from Old English pening ‘penny’ (Penny) (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place of this name in the parish of Leigh in Lancashire is recorded in the 13th century as Pinington and Pynington, and may be from Old English Pinningtun ‘settlement (tun) associated with a man named Pinna’.

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

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Name Distribution of Pennington Families

  • Number of Pennington families
     149 - 296
     50 - 148
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pennington families
     1,590 - 3,177
     531 - 1,589
     1 - 530
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pennington families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pennington Family Origin

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Pennington Immigration Information

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Pennington Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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