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Pesnell Family History

Pesnell Name Meaning
Altered spelling of French Pesnel, a topographic name for someone who lived by a fence or palisade, from a reduced form of paissenel, pessenel, a diminutive of paisson, pesson ‘post’, ‘stake’.

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

10,314 Historical Documents with Pesnell on Ancestry
2,032 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
171 Military Records
9 Immigration Records
1,073 Census and Voter Lists
7,029 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pesnell Families

  • Number of Pesnell families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pesnell families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pesnell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pesnell Family Origin

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Pesnell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Pesnell Civil War Service Records

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