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Peniston Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Penistone near Sheffield, South Yorkshire. The second element of the place name is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the first is uncertain; it may be Penning, an Old English combination of Celtic penn ‘hill’ + Old English -ing ‘place characterized by or belonging to’.

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


Similar surnames: Keniston, Pinkston, Easton, Whiston, Fenton, Henton, Winston

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Peniston Family Origin

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Peniston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Spring Knife Cutler

    11%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Architect Surveyor & Valuer

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Spring Knife Cutler and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peniston. A less common occupation for the Peniston family was Architect Surveyor & Valuer. The most common Peniston occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Peniston's were Farmers.

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Peniston Historical Records

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Peniston Life Expectancy

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