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Penza Name Meaning

Italian (Apulia): from the medieval personal name Penzo, a short form of various Germanic compound names formed with bandwo ‘banner’, ‘standard’ (Lombard bandu).

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


Similar surnames: Benza, Senna, Pezza, Penna, Penso, Denz, Renzo, Maenza, Enz, Benda

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Penza Family Origin

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Penza Family Occupations

What did your Penza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labor and Forelady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Penza. 5% of Penza men worked as a Labor and 8% of Penza women worked as a Forelady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Penza were Doctor and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Labor
    5%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    3%
  • Doctor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Forelady
    8%
  • Hand Sewer
    8%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%

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

Penza Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Penza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penza 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 535 immigration records available for the last name Penza. 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 458 military records available for the last name Penza. For the veterans among your Penza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penza Life Expectancy

What is the average Penza lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Penza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Penza in 1962 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penza

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penza 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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