Pelletier Family History

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Pelletier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a fur trader, from Old French pelletier (a derivative of pellet, diminutive of pel ‘skin’, ‘hide’).

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

Similar surnames: Pellett, Pelissier, Peltier, Tellier, Peller, Hillier, Pallister

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Pelletier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pelletier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pelletier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pelletier Family Origin

Where is the Pelletier family from?

Pelletier Family Occupations

What did your Pelletier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pelletier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Pelletier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pelletier family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelletier.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Pelletier Historical Records

What Pelletier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 138,000 census records available for the last name Pelletier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelletier 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Pelletier. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Pelletier. For the veterans among your Pelletier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelletier Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelletier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pelletier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pelletier in 1941 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelletier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelletier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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