Penwell Family History

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Penwell Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Pennywell.

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

Similar surnames: Pendell, Pennell, Percell, Pennewell, Bendell, Popwell, Bedwell

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Penwell Family Origin

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Penwell Family Occupations

What did your Penwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Penwell occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 50% of Penwell's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Penwell.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Penwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Penwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penwell 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 345 immigration records available for the last name Penwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Penwell. For the veterans among your Penwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Penwell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Penwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Penwell in 1953 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penwell 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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