Pfenning Family History

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Pfenning Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German pfenninc, pfennic ‘penny’, a nickname applied with reference to tax obligations; later it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a merchant dealing in penny wares. Compare Penny.

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


Similar surnames: Penning, Pfenninger, Piening, Henning, Kenning, Panning, Lenning

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Pfenning Family Origin

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Pfenning Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Billard Hall

    9%
  • Cigar Maker

    9%
  • Coppersmith

    9%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pfenning family was Coppersmith. Farmer, Billard Hall and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfenning. The most common Pfenning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Pfenning's were Farmers.

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Pfenning Historical Records

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Pfenning Life Expectancy

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