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Find more Pelly relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 149 more people named Pelly in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 287 people named Pelly in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 52% more people named Pelly in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 436 people named Pelly were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 52%, or 51 people, lived in homes they rented
  • For 214 females, Edith was the most common name
  • Although 49% were female, the most common name for males was John

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As Pelly families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • The most common mother tongue was Yiddish
  • 34 were born in foreign countries
  • 24% were first-generation Americans
  • 68 were first-generation Americans