Penry Family History

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Penry Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Henry ‘son of Henry’ (see Henry).

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

Similar surnames: Perry, Henry, Parry, Pendry, Ferry, Denny, Neary, Terry, Keary, Merry

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Penry Family Origin

Where is the Penry family from?

Penry Family Occupations

What did your Penry ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Penry Historical Records

What Penry family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Penry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penry 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 817 immigration records available for the last name Penry. 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 929 military records available for the last name Penry. For the veterans among your Penry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penry Life Expectancy

What is the average Penry lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Penry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Penry in 1952 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penry 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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