Penton Family History

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Penton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, which is named with Old English pening ‘penny’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, i.e. a farmstead paying a penny rent.

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


Similar surnames: Pelton, Kenton, Henton, Benton, Ponton, Lenton, Denton, Fenton

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Penton Family Origin

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Penton Family Occupations

What did your Penton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Penton. 3% of Penton men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 49% of Penton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Penton were Builders Labourer and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter joiner
    3%
  • Cowman
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Cotton Weaver
    2%

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

Penton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Penton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Penton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Penton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Penton. For the veterans among your Penton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Penton Life Expectancy

What is the average Penton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Penton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Penton in 1942 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Penton

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