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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

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  • At Home

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%

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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Pelikan Life Expectancy

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