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Penson Name Meaning

patronymic from Penn 3 or Paine 1. habitational name from Penson in Devon.

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


Similar surnames: Benson, Person, Penso, Penton, Henson, Wonson, Merson, Denson, Kelson

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Penson Family Origin

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Penson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Cattle Dealer

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Penson. The most common Penson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Penson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Penson family was Cattle Dealer.

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Penson Historical Records

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Penson Life Expectancy

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