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Penton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, which is named with Old English pening ‘penny’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, i.e. a farmstead paying a penny rent.

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


Similar surnames: Pelton, Kenton, Henton, Benton, Ponton, Lenton, Denton, Fenton

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Penton Family Origin

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Penton Family Occupations

What did your Penton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Penton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Penton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Penton family was Log Business. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penton.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Log Business

    4%

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Penton Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Penton ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Penton Life Expectancy

What is the average Penton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Penton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Penton in 1942 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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United States

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