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Pennacchio Name Meaning

Italian: from pennacchio ‘plume of feathers’ (from Latin pinnaculum), hence a nickname for a tall thin person or possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who wore a plume of feathers, perhaps a dignitary or knight.

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


Similar surnames: Pecci, Penna, Paniccia, Vecchio, Finocchio, Cornacchia, Ginocchio

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Where is the Pennacchio family from?

You can see how Pennacchio families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pennacchio family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Pennacchio families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pennacchio's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pennacchio families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pennacchio surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pennacchio ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pennacchio. 53% of Pennacchio men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Pennacchio women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pennacchio were Undertaker and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    53%
  • Longshoreman
    18%
  • Barber
    14%
  • Undertaker
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Dressmaker
    43%
  • New Worker
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 684 census records available for the last name Pennacchio. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pennacchio census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 784 immigration records available for the last name Pennacchio. 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 Cards

There are 283 military records available for the last name Pennacchio. For the veterans among your Pennacchio ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pennacchio lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pennacchio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Pennacchio in 1956 was 31, and 88 in 2004.

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