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Penman Name Meaning

occupational name for a scribe. habitational name from a lost place in the Border region, derived from the British elements penn ‘hill’, ‘head’ + maen ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Penna, Perman, Putman, Kelman, Henman, Wedman, Mesman, Edman, Derman

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Penman Family Origin

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Penman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Miner

    11%
  • Laborer

    9%

In 1880, Farmer, Coal Miner and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penman. The most common Penman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Penman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Penman family was Laborer.

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Penman Historical Records

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Penman Life Expectancy

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