Penfield Family History

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Penfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent called Penfield.

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


Similar surnames: Kenfield, Enfield, Penfold, Winfield, Belfield, Bonfield, Padfield

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Penfield Family Origin

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Penfield Family Occupations

What did your Penfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Penfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Penfield's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Penfield family was Machinist. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penfield.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Machinist

    3%

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

Penfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Penfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penfield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Penfield

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Penfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Penfield. For the veterans among your Penfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Penfield lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Penfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Penfield in 1950 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penfield 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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