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Pernick Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): nickname or metonymic occupational name from Belorussian pernik ‘gingerbread’. German: variant of Bernick in any of its various senses.

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

Similar surnames: Wernick, Garnick, Bernick, Perlick, Zelnick, Barnick, Perlich, Senick

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Where is the Pernick family from?

You can see how Pernick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pernick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Pernick families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Pernick families living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Pernick's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Pernick families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pernick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pernick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pernick. 27% of Pernick men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Pernick women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pernick were Painter and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Typist
  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pernick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pernick 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 199 immigration records available for the last name Pernick. 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 223 military records available for the last name Pernick. For the veterans among your Pernick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pernick lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pernick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pernick in 1960 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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