Pelzer Family History

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Pelzer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative Middle High German bellez ‘fur’.

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


Similar surnames: Belzer, Polzer, Peller, Selzler, Herzer, Pelter, Seltzer, Meltzer

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Pelzer Family Origin

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Pelzer Family Occupations

What did your Pelzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelzer. A less common occupation for the Pelzer family was Barber. The most common Pelzer occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Pelzer's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Barber

    3%

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

Pelzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pelzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelzer 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 Pelzer

Passenger List

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

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Pelzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelzer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pelzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Pelzer in 1951 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelzer 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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