Pelle Family History

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Pelle Name Meaning

Italian: from pelle ‘skin’, probably used as a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the skin. French (Pellé): nickname for a bald man, from Old French pelé, Latin depilatus ‘stripped (of hair)’. Danish and North German: from the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of Peter. German: from Middle Low German pelle ‘precious purple silk cloth’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such cloth or for a maker of official and church vestments.

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


Similar surnames: Peller, Pell, Pille, Melle, Welle, Selle, Pella, Helle, Pelly, Telle

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Pelle Family Origin

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Pelle Family Occupations

What did your Pelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pelle family was Dress Maker. The most common Pelle occupation in the USA was Clerk. 13% of Pelle's were Clerks. Clerk, Builder and Coat Trimmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelle.

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  • Clerk

    13%
  • Builder

    7%
  • Coat Trimmer

    7%
  • Dress Maker

    7%

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Pelle Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pelle Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelle lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pelle in 1956 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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