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Pelikan Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Pelikán), Hungarian, and German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a pelican (Czech and Hungarian pelikán, Middle High German pellikan). The pelican was regarded as a symbol of piety in Christian tradition: the female pelican was supposed, in medieval religious folklore, to feed her young with her own blood by plucking the feathers from her breast. Consequently, the family name might be a nickname for a selfless person.

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


Similar surnames: Pelican, Spellman, Geiman, Pelka, Mellman, Pleiman, Perman, Kelman

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Pelikan Family Origin

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Pelikan Family Occupations

What did your Pelikan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pelikan family was Farm Laborer. At Home, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelikan. The most common Pelikan occupation in the USA was At Home. 17% of Pelikan's were At Homes.

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  • At Home

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%

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

Pelikan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pelikan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelikan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pelikan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pelikan. For the veterans among your Pelikan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelikan Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelikan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pelikan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Pelikan in 1963 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelikan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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