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Pensyl Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of South German Penzel Penzl or Pensel short forms of the personal name Berthold or sometimes Bernhard . (also Pensel Pinsel) a metonymic occupational name for a painter or whitewasher from Middle High German pensel pinsel ‘brush’.

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


Similar surnames: Wendel, Sensel, Bensel, Penso, Engel, Meisel, Vensel, Genser, Wengel

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Where is the Pensyl family from?

You can see how Pensyl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pensyl family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pensyl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Pensyl families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Pensyl's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pensyl families in 1840.
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What did your Pensyl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pensyl. 34% of Pensyl men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Pensyl women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pensyl were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    46%
  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Teacher
    28%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pensyl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pensyl 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 78 immigration records available for the last name Pensyl. 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 771 military records available for the last name Pensyl. For the veterans among your Pensyl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pensyl lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pensyl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Pensyl in 1952 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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