Pennypacker Family History

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Pennypacker Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pfannebecker, or more particularly the Low German form, Pannebacker, occupational names for a maker of roof tiles or a tiler, from Middle High German pfanne ‘pan’, ‘tile’ (Middle Low German panne) + becker, backer ‘baker’.

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


Similar surnames: Pannebaker, Penner, Packer, Pennebaker, Pepper, Wannemacher, Recker

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Pennypacker Family Origin

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Pennypacker Family Occupations

What did your Pennypacker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pennypacker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Pennypacker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pennypacker family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pennypacker.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pennypacker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pennypacker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pennypacker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pennypacker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pennypacker. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pennypacker. For the veterans among your Pennypacker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pennypacker Life Expectancy

What is the average Pennypacker lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pennypacker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Pennypacker in 1948 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pennypacker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pennypacker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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