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Penne Family History

Penne Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch penne ‘pen’, ‘quill’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a scribe. Possibly Italian: habitational name from Penne in Pescara province.

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


Similar surnames: Penna, Penn, Henne, Senne, Penner, Mente, Pane, Benne, Pesce, Penso

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Where is the Penne family from?

You can see how Penne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Penne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Penne families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Penne family living in Rhode Island. This was about 50% of all the recorded Penne's in the USA. Rhode Island and 1 other state had the highest population of Penne families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Penne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Penne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Penne. 29% of Penne men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Penne women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Penne were Farm Operator and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Farm Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    45%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Penne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penne 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 561 immigration records available for the last name Penne. 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 560 military records available for the last name Penne. For the veterans among your Penne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Penne lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Penne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Penne in 1954 was 51, and 75 in 2003.

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