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Pennings Name Meaning

English (Surrey and Staffordshire): variant of Penning with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Penning, Jennings, Denning, Kenning, Hennings, Mannings, Hunnings

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Where is the Pennings family from?

You can see how Pennings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pennings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pennings families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Pennings families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Pennings's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pennings families in 1840.
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What did your Pennings ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pennings. 45% of Pennings men worked as a Laborer and 72% of Pennings women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pennings were Farm and New Worker. .

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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

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    17%
  • Farm
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    72%
  • New Worker
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pennings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pennings 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 601 immigration records available for the last name Pennings. 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 201 military records available for the last name Pennings. For the veterans among your Pennings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pennings lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pennings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Pennings in 1963 was 72, and 78 in 2004.

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