Pells Family History

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Pells Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch Pels.

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


Similar surnames: Pels, Sells, Ells, Eells, Delis, Pelts, Fells, Pell, Pall, Pelley

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Pells Family Origin

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Pells Family Occupations

What did your Pells ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pells family was Fisherman. Farmer, Keeping House and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pells. The most common Pells occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Pells's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Engineer

    5%
  • Fisherman

    5%

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

Pells Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pells Life Expectancy

What is the average Pells lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Pells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Pells in 1964 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pells

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pells 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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