Pensyl Family History

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Pensyl Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of South German Penzel, Penzl, or Pensel, short forms of the personal name Berthold or sometimes Bernhard. This name occurs chiefly in PA. (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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Pensyl Family Origin

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Pensyl Family Occupations

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 US named Pensyl. 17% of Pensyl men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Pensyl women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pensyl were Farm Laborer and Attendant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Attendant
    4%

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

Pensyl Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pensyl Life Expectancy

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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