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Pennington Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire and Cumbria): habitational name from places called Pennington, in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Hampshire. The latter two are so called from Old English pening ‘penny’ (Penny) (used as a byname or from a tribute due on the land) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place of this name in the parish of Leigh in Lancashire is recorded in the 13th century as Pinington and Pynington, and may be from Old English Pinningtun ‘settlement (tun) associated with a man named Pinna’.

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


Similar surnames: Bennington, Kennington, Dennington, Henington, Cunnington, Pilkington

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Pennington Family Origin

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Pennington Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pennington. The most common Pennington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Pennington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pennington family was Farming.

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Pennington Life Expectancy

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