Peninger Family History

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Peninger Name Meaning

German: variant of Penninger.

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


Similar surnames: Heninger, Bensinger, Weninger, Reninger, Perlinger, Wininger

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Peninger Family Origin

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Peninger Family Occupations

What did your Peninger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peninger. A less common occupation for the Peninger family was Butcher. The most common Peninger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Peninger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Farm Hand

    13%
  • Butcher

    4%

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

Peninger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peninger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peninger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Peninger. 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 Peninger. For the veterans among your Peninger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peninger Life Expectancy

What is the average Peninger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Peninger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Peninger in 1940 was 42, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peninger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peninger 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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