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Pellett Family History

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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Where is the Pellett family from?

You can see how Pellett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pellett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pellett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Pellett families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Pellett's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pellett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pellett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pellett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pellett. 30% of Pellett men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Pellett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pellett were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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