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Pensa Name Meaning

Italian: from the feminine form of Penso or short form of Pensabene .

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


Similar surnames: Penna, Pena, Penso, Penza, Pesa, Penka, Penta, Pense, Penny, Posa

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Where is the Pensa family from?

You can see how Pensa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pensa family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pensa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Pensa families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Pensa's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Pensa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pensa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pensa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pensa. 34% of Pensa men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Pensa women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pensa were Presser and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Presser
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pensa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pensa 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 801 immigration records available for the last name Pensa. 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 357 military records available for the last name Pensa. For the veterans among your Pensa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pensa lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pensa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pensa in 1947 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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