Pennison Family History

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Pennison Name Meaning

Scottish or English: patronymic from Penny. The name is established in France; it may have been taken there by Scottish Jacobite refugees in the 18th century.

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

Similar surnames: Jennison, Kennison, Dennison, Pennington, Rennison, Jenison, Peniston

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Pennison Family Origin

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Pennison Family Occupations

What did your Pennison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pennison occupation in the UK was Gen Lab. 20% of Pennison's were Gen Labs. A less common occupation for the Pennison family was Mason'S Labourer. Gen Lab, Licensed Victualler and Mariners Wife were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pennison.

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  • Gen Lab

  • Licensed Victualler

  • Mariners Wife

  • Mason'S Labourer


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

Pennison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pennison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pennison 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 140 immigration records available for the last name Pennison. 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 186 military records available for the last name Pennison. For the veterans among your Pennison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pennison Life Expectancy

What is the average Pennison lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pennison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pennison in 1962 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pennison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pennison 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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