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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

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Pelican Family Origin

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Pelican Family Occupations

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

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  • Labourer

    25%
  • Coal Miner

    13%
  • Engineer

    13%
  • Keeps House

    13%

In 1880, Labourer, Coal Miner and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelican. A less common occupation for the Pelican family was Keeps House. The most common Pelican occupation in the USA was Labourer. 25% of Pelican's were Labourers.

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Pelican Historical Records

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Pelican Life Expectancy

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Famous Pelican Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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