Pena Name Meaning

Spanish (Peña), Catalan, Portuguese, and Galician: topographic name for someone who lived near a crag or cliff, Spanish peña, Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese pena, a common element of place names.

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


Similar surnames: Penna, Pina, Perna, Tena, Pita, Pera, Seda, Lena, Cena, Penn

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Pena Family Origin

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Pena Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    26%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pena family was Farm Laborer. The most common Pena occupation in the USA was Laborer. 26% of Pena's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pena.

Source: Census data for Pena | Data not to scale

Pena Historical Records

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Pena Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Pena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pena in 1941 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pena

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