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Paller Family History

Paller Name Meaning

Altered form of German Pfaller . Hungarian (Pallér): occupational or status name from pallér ‘foreman’. Jewish (from Hungary): adoption of the name in 1 above either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname. English: occupational name from Middle English paller peller ‘maker or seller of fine cloth or clothing’ a derivative of Middle English pal(le) pel(le) (Old English pæll pell) + -er.

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


Similar surnames: Galler, Poller, Waller, Paler, Puller, Peller, Maller, Haller, Koller

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Where is the Paller family from?

You can see how Paller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paller families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Paller family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Paller's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Paller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paller. 30% of Paller men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Paller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paller were Manager and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Paller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paller census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 813 immigration records available for the last name Paller. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 428 military records available for the last name Paller. For the veterans among your Paller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paller lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Paller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Paller in 1957 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

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