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Pelayo Family History

Pelayo Name Meaning
Spanish: from the medieval personal name Pelayo, from Greek Pelagios (a derivative of pelagos ‘sea’). In the Middle Ages this was one of the most popular personal names in the northwestern Iberian peninsula, having been borne by the first king of the Reconquest, and by various martyrs, including a young boy in the 10th century who was, according to legend, tortured and killed by the Moors of Cordoba for refusing to renounce his faith.

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

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Name Distribution of Pelayo Families

  • Number of Pelayo families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pelayo Family Origin

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Pelayo Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pelayo

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Pelayo Family Occupations

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