Pesnell Family History

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Pesnell Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Pesnel, a topographic name for someone who lived by a fence or palisade, from a reduced form of paissenel, pessenel, a diminutive of paisson, pesson ‘post’, ‘stake’.

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


Similar surnames: Fennell, Perrell, Tennell, Pendell, Parnell, Kessell, Vessell

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Pesnell Family Origin

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Pesnell Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer and Keeps House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pesnell. The most common Pesnell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Pesnell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Keeps House

    20%

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Pesnell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pesnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pesnell 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 12 immigration records available for the last name Pesnell. 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 172 military records available for the last name Pesnell. For the veterans among your Pesnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pesnell Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pesnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Pesnell in 1944 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

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