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Penuel Family History

Penuel Name Meaning

English: variant of Penwell .

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

Similar surnames: Pennel, Rendel, Penney, Fennel, Bendel, Penner, Peel, Henzel, Penwell

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Where is the Penuel family from?

You can see how Penuel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Penuel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Penuel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 20 Penuel families living in Tennessee. This was about 43% of all the recorded Penuel's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Penuel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Penuel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Penuel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Penuel. 20% of Penuel men worked as a Truck Driver and 100% of Penuel women worked as a Secretary. .

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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

  • Truck Driver
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Penuel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penuel 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 89 immigration records available for the last name Penuel. 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 548 military records available for the last name Penuel. For the veterans among your Penuel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Penuel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Penuel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Penuel in 1947 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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