Penley Family History

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Penley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Penleigh in Dilton, Wiltshire.

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

Similar surnames: Tenley, Kenley, Denley, Henley, Pendley, Pedley, Fenley, Pelley

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Penley Family Origin

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Penley Family Occupations

What did your Penley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, (Formerly Wollen Weaver), Actor and Landscape (Painter Water Colors) (Artist) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penley. The most common Penley occupation in the UK was (Formerly Wollen Weaver). 11% of Penley's were (Formerly Wollen Weaver)s. A less common occupation for the Penley family was Maker Up Of Calicoes (Dyer).

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  • (Formerly Wollen Weaver)

  • Actor

  • Landscape (Painter Water Colors) (Artist)

  • Maker Up Of Calicoes (Dyer)


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

Penley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Penley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penley 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 541 immigration records available for the last name Penley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Penley. For the veterans among your Penley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penley Life Expectancy

What is the average Penley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Penley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Penley in 1956 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penley 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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