Penman Family History

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Penman Name Meaning

occupational name for a scribe. habitational name from a lost place in the Border region, derived from the British elements penn ‘hill’, ‘head’ + maen ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Penna, Perman, Putman, Kelman, Henman, Wedman, Mesman, Edman, Derman

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Penman Family Origin

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Penman Family Occupations

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

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  • Coal Miner

    29%
  • Coal-Miner

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Coalminer

    1%

In 1881, Coal Miner , Coal-Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penman. The most common Penman occupation in the UK was Coal Miner . 29% of Penman's were Coal Miner s. A less common occupation for the Penman family was Coalminer.

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Penman Historical Records

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Penman Life Expectancy

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