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

What did your Penman ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

  • Coal-Miner

  • Labourer

  • Coalminer


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.

Penman Historical Records

What Penman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Penman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penman 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Penman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Penman. For the veterans among your Penman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penman Life Expectancy

What is the average Penman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Penman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Penman in 1943 was 40, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Penman 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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