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Peller Name Meaning

English and German: occupational name from Middle English, Middle Low German peller ‘maker (or seller) of expensive cloth’, derived from Old English pæll, pell ‘costly or purple cloth or cloak’, Middle Low German pelle (see Pelle 2). Southern English: topographic name for someone living by an inlet of the sea, a derivative of Old English pyll ‘inlet’ (see Pill 1) + the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. German: from a Germanic personal name formed with bald ‘brave’ + heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Pelle, Seller, Heller, Weller, Puller, Feller, Keller, Beller

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Where is the Peller family from?

You can see how Peller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peller families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Peller family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Peller's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Peller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peller. 22% of Peller men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Peller women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peller were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    21%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Peller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peller 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Peller. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Peller. For the veterans among your Peller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peller lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Peller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peller in 1955 was 63, and 86 in 2004.

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