Pelican Family History
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Pelican Name Meaning
Southern French: from Occitan pellican ‘pelican’ (Latin pelicanus, classical Greek pelekan, medieval Greek pelekas), which was used to signify a beggar or destitute person. Compare also Pelikan. This is also a habitational name from a place so named in Hérault.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Pelikan, Pellicano, Kelman, Politano, Illian, Polcyn, Lian, Elia