Pelly Family History

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Pelly Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Pell. nickname from Old French pele ‘bald’.

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

Similar surnames: Pelle, Pell, Pella, Polly, Kelly, Lilly, Paley, Poll, Gell, Bello

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Pelly Family Origin

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Pelly Family Occupations

What did your Pelly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pelly. 28% of Pelly men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Pelly women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pelly were Truck Driver and Manager

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Manager

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pelly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pelly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelly 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pelly. 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 Pelly. For the veterans among your Pelly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelly Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelly lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pelly in 1957 was 26, and 82 in 2004.

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