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Pelland Name Meaning

Altered form of Breton (mainly Côtes-d'Armor) Pellan: habitational name from Pellan the name of several places in Brittany from penn ‘tip edge’ and lann ‘moor’.

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

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

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Where is the Pelland family from?

You can see how Pelland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pelland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Pelland families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 8 Pelland families living in Oregon. This was about 22% of all the recorded Pelland's in USA. Oregon had the highest population of Pelland families in 1880.
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What did your Pelland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pelland. 24% of Pelland men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Pelland women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pelland were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Quiller
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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