Pendleton Family History

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Pendleton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place near Pendlebury, Greater Manchester, or another in Lancashire, both called Pendleton from the hill name Pendle + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Peniston, Middleton, Embleton, Nettleton, Singleton, Poppleton

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Pendleton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pendleton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pendleton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Pendleton Family Origin

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Pendleton Family Occupations

What did your Pendleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pendleton. A less common occupation for the Pendleton family was Farm Laborer. The most common Pendleton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Pendleton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pendleton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pendleton Historical Records

What Pendleton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Pendleton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pendleton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Pendleton. 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 Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Pendleton. For the veterans among your Pendleton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pendleton Life Expectancy

What is the average Pendleton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pendleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pendleton in 1942 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pendleton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pendleton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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