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Pelican Family History

Pelican Name Meaning
Southern French: from Occitan pellican ‘pelican’ (Latin pelicanus, classical Greek pelekan, medieval Greek pelekas), which was used to signify a beggar or destitute person. Compare also Pelikan. This is also a habitational name from a place so named in Hérault.

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

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4,155 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
942 Military Records
297 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Pelican Families

  • Number of Pelican families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pelican families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pelican last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pelican Family Origin

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Pelican Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pelican

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Pelican Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pelican census records

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Pelican Civil War Service Records

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