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Penny Family History

Penny Name Meaning
English (also present in Ireland): from Middle English peni, peny ‘penny’, applied as a nickname, possibly for a person of some substance or for a tenant who paid a rent of one penny. This was the common Germanic unit of value when money was still an unusual phenomenon. It was the only unit of coinage in England until the early 14th century, when the groat and the gold noble were introduced, and was a silver coin of considerable value. There is some evidence that the word was used in Old English times as a byname.

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

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Name Distribution of Penny Families

  • Number of Penny families
     109 - 216
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Penny families
     386 - 770
     129 - 385
     1 - 128
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Penny families
     110 - 218
     37 - 109
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Penny census records

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Penny Family Origin

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Penny Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Penny

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Penny Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Penny census records

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Penny Civil War Service Records

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