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

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Engineer

    5%
  • Fisherman

    5%

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

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Pells Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pells

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