Pensyl Family History
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Pensyl Name Meaning
Possibly an altered spelling of South German Penzel, Penzl, or Pensel, short forms of the personal name Berthold or sometimes Bernhard. This name occurs chiefly in PA. (also Pensel, Pinsel) a metonymic occupational name for a painter or whitewasher, from Middle High German pensel, pinsel ‘brush’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press