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