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Pfenninger Name Meaning

Swiss and German: nickname for someone with tax obligations amounting to one Pfennig, or an occupational name for a toll collector on a turnpike, at a bridge, etc., from an agent derivative of Middle High German pfenninc ‘penny’ (see Pfennig).

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


Similar surnames: Pfenning, Penninger, Penning, Wenninger, Henninger, Weininger

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Pfenninger Family Origin

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Pfenninger Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    15%
  • Book Keeper

    15%
  • Assayer

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

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In 1880, Blacksmith, Book Keeper and Assayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfenninger. The most common Pfenninger occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 15% of Pfenninger's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Pfenninger family was Farmer.

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Pfenninger Life Expectancy

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