Penson Family History

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Penson Name Meaning

patronymic from Penn 3 or Paine 1. habitational name from Penson in Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Benson, Person, Penso, Penton, Henson, Wonson, Merson, Denson, Kelson

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Penson Family Origin

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Penson Family Occupations

What did your Penson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Penson family was Box Maker. The most common Penson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Penson's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penson.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Box Maker

    4%

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

Penson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Penson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penson 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 Penson. 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 Penson. For the veterans among your Penson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penson Life Expectancy

What is the average Penson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Penson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Penson in 1951 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penson 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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