Pentland Family History

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Pentland Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Edinburgh, of uncertain etymology, perhaps from Middle English pent ‘enclosed’ + land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Penland, Hetland, England, Scotland, Westland, Maitland, Ringland

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Pentland Family Origin

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Pentland Family Occupations

What did your Pentland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pentland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 9% of Pentland's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pentland. A less common occupation for the Pentland family was Clerk In Factory.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Blacksmith

  • Clerk In Factory


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

Pentland Historical Records

What Pentland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Pentland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pentland 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pentland. 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 Pentland. For the veterans among your Pentland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pentland Life Expectancy

What is the average Pentland lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pentland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pentland in 1955 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pentland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pentland 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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