Pelton Family History

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Pelton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pelton, a place in County Durham, named from an unattested Old English personal name Peola + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Elton, Felton, Yelton, Helton, Penton, Welton, Belton, Seaton, Melton

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Pelton Family Origin

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Pelton Family Occupations

What did your Pelton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pelton family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelton. The most common Pelton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Pelton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Pelton Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Pelton ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Pelton Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Pelton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pelton in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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