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Penry Family History

Penry Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Henry ‘son of Henry’ (see Henry).

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

Similar surnames: Perry, Henry, Parry, Pendry, Ferry, Denny, Neary, Terry, Keary, Merry

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Where is the Penry family from?

You can see how Penry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Penry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Penry families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 77 Penry families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Penry's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Penry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Penry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Penry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Penry. 60% of Penry men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Penry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Penry were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpd Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Penry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 817 immigration records available for the last name Penry. 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 Cards

There are 929 military records available for the last name Penry. For the veterans among your Penry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Penry lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Penry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Penry in 1952 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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