Pen Name Meaning

English: variant of Penn. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a clerk or penman, from Dutch pen ‘pen’. Cambodian: unexplained.

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

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Pen Family Origin

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Pen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Works In Field

    10%

In 1880, the most common Pen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Pen's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pen. A less common occupation for the Pen family was Works In Field.

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Pen Historical Records

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Pen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1975 and 2003, Pen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pen in 1975 was 58, and 75 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pen

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