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Pennella Family History

Pennella Name Meaning

Italian: from pennello ‘pennant banner standard’ used for a standard-bearer or for a maker or seller of such items; alternatively from the same word used in the sense ‘river bank’ perhaps applied as a topographic name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mennella, Pezzella, Minnella, Perella, Penna, Cannella, Perrella

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Where is the Pennella family from?

You can see how Pennella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pennella family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Pennella families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there was 1 Pennella family living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pennella's in Canada. Quebec and 1 other province had the highest population of Pennella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pennella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pennella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pennella. 49% of Pennella men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Pennella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pennella were Gardener and Salesgirl. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Truck Driver
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Presser
  • Salesgirl
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pennella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pennella census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 491 immigration records available for the last name Pennella. 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 Cards

There are 281 military records available for the last name Pennella. For the veterans among your Pennella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pennella lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pennella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Pennella in 1962 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

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