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Penton Family History

Penton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, which is named with Old English pening ‘penny’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, i.e. a farmstead paying a penny rent.

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

Similar surnames: Pelton, Kenton, Henton, Benton, Ponton, Lenton, Denton, Fenton

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Where is the Penton family from?

You can see how Penton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Penton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Penton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 22 Penton families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Penton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Penton families in 1911.
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What did your Penton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Penton. 25% of Penton men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Labourer
  • Contracteur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Penton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Penton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Penton. For the veterans among your Penton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Penton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Penton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Penton in 1942 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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