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Penning Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and North German: from early Middle English penning, Low German penning, Middle Dutch penninc ‘penny’ (see Penny), a topographic name (from a field name) or a nickname referring to tax dues of a penny. South German: from the short form, Panno, of a Germanic personal name derived from a word meaning ‘ban’, ‘order’, ‘command’.

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


Similar surnames: Panning, Henning, Pfenning, Denning, Benning, Kenning, Wenning

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Penning Family Origin

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Penning Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Bookkeeper

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Penning family was Laborer. Farmer, Bookkeeper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penning. The most common Penning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Penning's were Farmers.

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Penning Historical Records

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Penning Life Expectancy

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