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Penniman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant (Middle English man) of someone called Penny .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Henman, Penning, Pennison, Venneman, Jennison, Sonneman, Wernsman

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Where is the Penniman family from?

You can see how Penniman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Penniman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Penniman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 47 Penniman families living in Massachusetts. This was about 56% of all the recorded Penniman's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Penniman families in 1840.
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What did your Penniman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Penniman. 19% of Penniman men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Penniman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Penniman were Proprietor and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Penniman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penniman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Penniman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Penniman. For the veterans among your Penniman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Penniman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Penniman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Penniman in 1952 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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