Pelkey Family History

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Pelkey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Polish or Jewish Pelka. Altered form of French Pelletier; these are frequent in VT.

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


Similar surnames: Pelky, Pilkey, Perkey, Perley, Poskey, Polley, Helvey, Berkey, Poley

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Pelkey Family Origin

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Pelkey Family Occupations

What did your Pelkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelkey. The most common Pelkey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Pelkey's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Pelkey family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Farmer

    23%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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

Pelkey Historical Records

What Pelkey family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Pelkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelkey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pelkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pelkey in 1945 was 33, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelkey 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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