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Penland Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin. Possibly an altered form of Pentland or a habitational name from Penlan Hall, Essex or Penlan Farm in Hereford and Worcester. There are also numerous places in Wales named Penlan, notably in Dyfed, and the name may have been adopted on arrival in the U.S. by immigrants from any of these places.

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


Similar surnames: Pelland, Erland, Pentland, Ueland, Helland, Neeland, Berland, Newland

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Penland Family Origin

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Penland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penland. A less common occupation for the Penland family was Laborer. The most common Penland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Penland's were Farmers.

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Penland Historical Records

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Penland Life Expectancy

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