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Penrose Family History

Penrose Name Meaning
Cornish and Welsh: habitational name from any of the places called Penrose, in ten parishes of Cornwall, several in Wales, and in Herefordshire near the Welsh border. All are named with Celtic pen ‘head’, ‘top’, ‘end’ + ros ‘heath’, ‘moor’.

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

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Name Distribution of Penrose Families

  • Number of Penrose families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Penrose families
     184 - 366
     62 - 183
     1 - 61
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Penrose families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Penrose Family Origin

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Penrose Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Penrose

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Penrose Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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