Pelley Family History

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Pelley Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Pelly. Hungarian: habitational name for someone from a place called Pele in Transylvania, now part of Romania.

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


Similar surnames: Selley, Pulley, Helle, Melley, Penley, Peller, Pelle, Palley, Pelly

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Pelley Family Origin

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Pelley Family Occupations

What did your Pelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pelley family was Cooper. Farmer, Keeping House and Bank Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelley. The most common Pelley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Pelley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    69%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Bank Clerk

    2%
  • Cooper

    2%

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

Pelley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pelley Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pelley in 1956 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelley 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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