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 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pelton. 15% of Pelton men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Pelton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pelton were Truck Driver and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%

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

Pelton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Pelton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pelton. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Pelton. For the veterans among your Pelton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelton Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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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