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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Penske

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Alt. Meaning

P is for please, the way you always do.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Penske

Roger Penske is a formula one racer.


Jay Penske is an entrepreneur/racing/media. He holds the title CEO, Founder of PMC, and CEOandFounderof PMC. Jay was born in New York, New York City, United States.


Gregory Penske is a businessperson.


Roger S. Penske Jr. is a businessperson.


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Popularity of Penske as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Penske U.S.
  White 95.68% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Penske

People with the last name Penske are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Penske

  • How Popular is the name Penske? As a last name Penske was the 123,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Penske? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Penske was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Penske: Your name in reverse order is Eksnep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ksnepe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Penske? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 139 people with the last name Penske.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Penske? Penske is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Penske born Nov 27, 2012

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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