Penk Family History

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Penk Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places so named in Bavaria. from a pet form of the baptismal name Benignus. German: diminutive of Sorbian pien ‘tree trunk’, ‘stump’, probably a nickname for a stocky person.German: from an Old Prussian personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Penn, Pink, Wenk, Renk, Perk, Beck, Denk, Peak, Penka, Peck

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Penk Family Origin

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Penk Family Occupations

What did your Penk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Coachman and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Penk. A less common occupation for the Penk family was School Teacher. The most common Penk occupation in the USA was Coachman. 33% of Penk's were Coachmans.

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  • Coachman

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • School Teacher

    33%

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

Penk Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Penk Life Expectancy

What is the average Penk lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Penk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Penk in 1965 was 68, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penk 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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