Pelan Name Meaning

from a derivative of the Old Czech personal name Pelhrim. nickname from pela ‘cheerful’, ‘happy-go-lucky fellow’.

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


Similar surnames: Belan, Pean, Ulan, Piela, Belin, Bean, Malan, Pelak, Selan, Phelan

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Pelan Family Origin

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Pelan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Bar Tender

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    6%

In 1880, the most common Pelan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Pelan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pelan family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Bar Tender were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelan.

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Pelan Historical Records

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Pelan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Pelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Pelan in 1963 was 87, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelan

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