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Pelican Name Meaning

Southern French: from Occitan pellican ‘pelican’ (Latin pelicanus, classical Greek pelekan, medieval Greek pelekas), which was used to signify a beggar or destitute person. Compare also Pelikan. This is also a habitational name from a place so named in Hérault.

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


Similar surnames: Pelikan, Pellicano, Kelman, Politano, Illian, Polcyn, Lian, Elia

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Pelican Family Origin

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Pelican Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    25%
  • Assistant Hotel Manager

    25%
  • Fish Hawker

    25%
  • Plasterers Laborer

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pelican family was Plasterers Laborer. Agricultural Labourer, Assistant Hotel Manager and Fish Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelican. The most common Pelican occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 25% of Pelican's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Pelican Historical Records

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Pelican Life Expectancy

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Famous Pelican Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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