Pelchat Family History

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Pelchat Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of French Pelletier, common in NH, MA, and ME. However, the name is found in French Canadian records in this form, and is said to be of Anglo-Norman French origin.

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

Similar surnames: Pelcher, Pecha, Pecht, Demchak, Peschke, Lachat, Elchert, Pech, Peach

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Pelchat Family Origin

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Pelchat Family Occupations

What did your Pelchat ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pelchat family was Journalier. The most common Pelchat occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 28% of Pelchat's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and Cultivateur Fils were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelchat.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur Fils

  • Journalier


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pelchat ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pelchat Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pelchat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelchat census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 424 immigration records available for the last name Pelchat. 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 Card

There are 334 military records available for the last name Pelchat. For the veterans among your Pelchat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelchat Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelchat lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pelchat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pelchat in 1960 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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