Meaning Local: Of Pennant, a parish in county Montgomery. There may have been other spot of that name.
From 'Pen,' a head, and 'nant,' a vale, or dingle; the head of the dingle; the principal mansion of the family, Bychton, in Wales, being situated at the head of a considerable dingle on the old family estate.
Origin Welsh, Cornish British, Belgian

Rank 53,556 (2000 US census) 37,174 (1990 US census)
Count 362 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 5.8%, or 21 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 80.66%, or 292 total occurrences, as black,
  • undisclosed % as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • undisclosed % as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 4.7%, or 17 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 8.01%, or 29 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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