Pelayo Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Plato, Pelaez, Pelan, Pelto, Deramo, Selwyn, Pelly, Clabo, Persyn

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Pelayo Family Origin

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Pelayo Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Pelayo. 36% of Pelayo men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Mechanic
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

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

Pelayo Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 288 military records available for the last name Pelayo. For the veterans among your Pelayo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelayo Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pelayo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Pelayo in 1963 was 64, and 51 in 2004.

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