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

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Day Laborer

    6%
  • Shoemaker

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Pensyl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Pensyl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pensyl family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Blacksmith and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pensyl.

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Pensyl Historical Records

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Pensyl Life Expectancy

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