Pell Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Pell, a pet form of Peter. English: metonymic occupational name for a dealer in furs, from Middle English, Old French pel ‘skin’. English: variant of Pill 1. German: variant of Pelle or, in some instances, a variant of Pfell, the South German form of this name, from Middle High German phelle(e) ‘purple silk cloth’.

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

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Pell Family Origin

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Pell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pell family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pell. The most common Pell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Pell's were Farmers.

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Pell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Pell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Pell in 1941 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pell

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