Penfold Family History

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Penfold Name Meaning

English (mainly Sussex and Kent): from Middle English punfold ‘pound’, Old English pundfald, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a pound for stray animals or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of such a pound; alternatively it may have been a habitational name from a minor place named with this word such as Poundfield in East Sussex.

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

Similar surnames: Elford, Pafford, Benford, Enfield, Seaford, Penrod, Penfield, Pensyl

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Penfold Family Origin

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Penfold Family Occupations

What did your Penfold ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Penfold occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Penfold's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Penfold family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farmer Son and Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penfold.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Son

  • Carpenter


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Penfold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Penfold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penfold 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Penfold. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Penfold. For the veterans among your Penfold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penfold Life Expectancy

What is the average Penfold lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Penfold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Penfold in 1954 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penfold 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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