Pendley Family History

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Pendley Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Probably an altered spelling of German Bendele or Bendle, Bendler.

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

Similar surnames: Hendley, Bentley, Denley, Densley, Nedley, Pedley, Penley, Spensley

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Pendley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pendley name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Pendley Family Origin

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Pendley Family Occupations

What did your Pendley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pendley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 72% of Pendley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pendley family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pendley.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Pendley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pendley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pendley 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Pendley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pendley. For the veterans among your Pendley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pendley Life Expectancy

What is the average Pendley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Pendley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pendley in 1942 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pendley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pendley 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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