Penrod Family History

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Penrod Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly English, but the name is rare in England. It may equally well be an altered form of an unidentified German or Dutch habitational name.

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

Similar surnames: Pero, Elrod, Perron, Penfold, Penso, Conrad, Eroh, Herod, Peron

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Penrod Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Penrod name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Penrod. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Penrod Family Origin

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Penrod Family Occupations

What did your Penrod ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Penrod family was Farming. The most common Penrod occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Penrod's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penrod.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Penrod Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Penrod. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penrod 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 576 immigration records available for the last name Penrod. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Penrod. For the veterans among your Penrod ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penrod Life Expectancy

What is the average Penrod lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Penrod life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Penrod in 1946 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penrod

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penrod 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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