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Pennie Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire): variant of English Penny .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dennie, Rennie, Penney, Finnie, Henrie, Winnie, Lennie, Kenne

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Where is the Pennie family from?

You can see how Pennie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pennie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pennie families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pennie family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Pennie's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Pennie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pennie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pennie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pennie. 25% of Pennie men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Pennie women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pennie were Electrician and Maid. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Electrician
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pennie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pennie 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pennie. 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 655 military records available for the last name Pennie. For the veterans among your Pennie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pennie lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Pennie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Pennie in 1965 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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