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Pelton Family History

Pelton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Pelton, a place in County Durham, named from an unattested Old English personal name Peola + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

298,356 Historical Documents with Pelton on Ancestry.com
39,198 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,249 Military Records
2,848 Immigration Records
38,134 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Pelton Families

  • Number of Pelton families
     75 - 148
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pelton families
     32 - 61
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pelton families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pelton Family Origin

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Pelton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pelton

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Pelton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Pelton Civil War Service Records

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