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Pellicano Name Meaning

Italian (southern):: (also Pellicanò): nickname from dialect pelecanò pelicanò ‘woodpecker’ from modern Greek pelekanos ‘green woodpecker’ (cognate with pelekan ‘pelican’; both come from pelekys ‘axe’ the pelican because its beak is shaped like an axe the woodpecker because it uses its beak like an axe). altered form of Pelacani or Pelacane a nickname for a tanner from pelare ‘to skin’ + cani ‘dogs’ (or cane ‘dog’) also used in a figurative sense as a nickname for a rough rude or coarse person or for a rogue pilferer; alteration may thus have been euphemistic to coincide with the word pellicano ‘pelican’. Compare Pellicane .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Pellicane, Pelican, Pollino, Pelikan, Pelliccia, Pedicini, Pellicer

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Where is the Pellicano family from?

You can see how Pellicano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pellicano family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Pellicano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 15 Pellicano families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pellicano's in USA. New York had the highest population of Pellicano families in 1920.
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What did your Pellicano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pellicano. 12% of Pellicano men worked as a Clerk and 25% of Pellicano women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pellicano were Plumber and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Driver
    12%
  • Plumber
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    25%
  • New Worker
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pellicano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pellicano 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 854 immigration records available for the last name Pellicano. 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 287 military records available for the last name Pellicano. For the veterans among your Pellicano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pellicano lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pellicano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Pellicano in 1963 was 78, and 79 in 2004.

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