Pellett Family History

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Pellett Name Meaning

English (southeastern): either from a pet form of the personal name Pell, or a metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Old French pellet ‘fur’, a diminutive of pel ‘skin’. Compare Pelletier.

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

Similar surnames: Pallett, Pelle, Ellett, Peller, Pollitt, Tollett, Pollet, Kellett

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Pellett Family Origin

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Pellett Family Occupations

What did your Pellett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pellett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Pellett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pellett family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pellett.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


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

Pellett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Pellett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pellett 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 745 immigration records available for the last name Pellett. 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 Pellett. For the veterans among your Pellett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pellett Life Expectancy

What is the average Pellett lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pellett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pellett in 1956 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pellett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pellett 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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