Pelland Family History

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Pelland Name Meaning

French: possibly an altered spelling of the Breton family name Pellant, a topographic name, from penn + lann ‘at the tip of the heath’.

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

Similar surnames: Penland, Belland, Calland, Berland, Newland, Erland, Poland, Egland

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Pelland Family Origin

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Pelland Family Occupations

What did your Pelland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Dealer In Wood were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelland. The most common Pelland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Pelland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pelland family was Fisherman.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Dealer In Wood

  • Fisherman


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

Pelland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Pelland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelland 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 611 immigration records available for the last name Pelland. 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 993 military records available for the last name Pelland. For the veterans among your Pelland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelland Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelland lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pelland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pelland in 1949 was 30, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelland

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