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Penton Family History

Penton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, which is named with Old English pening ‘penny’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, i.e. a farmstead paying a penny rent.

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

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2,324 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Penton Families

  • Number of Penton families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Penton families
     94 - 185
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Penton families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Penton census records

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Penton Family Origin

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Penton Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Penton

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Penton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Penton census records

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Penton Civil War Service Records

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