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Penfold Name Meaning

English (mainly Sussex and Kent): from Middle English punfold ‘pound’, Old English pundfald, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a pound for stray animals or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of such a pound; alternatively it may have been a habitational name from a minor place named with this word such as Poundfield in East Sussex.

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


Similar surnames: Elford, Pafford, Benford, Enfield, Seaford, Penrod, Penfield, Pensyl

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Penfold Family Origin

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Penfold Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Expressman

    5%

In 1880, the most common Penfold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Penfold's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Penfold family was Expressman. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penfold.

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Penfold Life Expectancy

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