Pelter Family History

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Pelter Name Meaning

English (now rare): occupational name for a furrier, Middle English pel(e)ter.

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


Similar surnames: Peller, Pelzer, Petter, Pester, Belter, Kelter, Elter, Peter, Pepper

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Pelter Family Origin

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Pelter Family Occupations

What did your Pelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pelter family was Keeping House. Farmer, Butcher and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelter. The most common Pelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Pelter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Engineer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Pelter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Pelter

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pelter. 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 Pelter. For the veterans among your Pelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelter Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelter lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pelter in 1959 was 52, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelter 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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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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