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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

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Pelican Family Origin

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Pelican Family Occupations

What did your Pelican ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

    25%
  • Coal Miner

    13%
  • Engineer

    13%
  • Keeps House

    13%

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Pelican Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Pelican ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Pelican Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelican lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, Pelican life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pelican in 1960 was 58, and 86 in 2004.

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United States

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