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The nationality of Penn may be difficult to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Penn may be in dispute depending on whether the family name came about organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Penn Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Penn come may come from a trade, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is useful to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Penn are inspired by religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Often these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Penn were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Penn. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Penn surname are important to understanding the history of the name. Surnames like Penn vary in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family branches, and eras across time.

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