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

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Billard Hall

    9%
  • Cigar Maker

    9%
  • Coppersmith

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pfenning ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pfenning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pfenning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfenning census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pfenning. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pfenning. For the veterans among your Pfenning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfenning Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfenning lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pfenning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pfenning in 1955 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfenning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfenning ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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