Penninger Family History

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Penninger Name Meaning

Dutch: from an agent derivative of Penning 1. German: habitational name from any of several places called Penning. Altered spelling of German Pfenninger.

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

Similar surnames: Henninger, Benninger, Pfenninger, Pensinger, Wenninger, Menninger

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Penninger Family Origin

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Penninger Family Occupations

What did your Penninger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penninger. A less common occupation for the Penninger family was Laborer. The most common Penninger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Penninger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Penninger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Penninger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Penninger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penninger 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 178 immigration records available for the last name Penninger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Penninger. For the veterans among your Penninger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penninger Life Expectancy

What is the average Penninger lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Penninger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Penninger in 1957 was 73, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penninger 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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