Penk Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places so named in Bavaria. from a pet form of the baptismal name Benignus. German: diminutive of Sorbian pien ‘tree trunk’, ‘stump’, probably a nickname for a stocky person.German: from an Old Prussian personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Penn, Pink, Wenk, Renk, Perk, Beck, Denk, Peak, Penka, Peck

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Penk Family Origin

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Penk Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • (Genl) Labourer

    5%
  • A Shoemakers Widow

    5%

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In 1881, the most common Penk occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Penk's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Penk family was A Shoemakers Widow. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and (Genl) Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penk.

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Penk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1965 and 2004, Penk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Penk in 1965 was 68, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penk

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