Pelley Family History

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Pelley Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Pelly. Hungarian: habitational name for someone from a place called Pele in Transylvania, now part of Romania.

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

Similar surnames: Selley, Pulley, Helle, Melley, Penley, Peller, Pelle, Palley, Pelly

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Pelley Family Origin

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Pelley Family Occupations

What did your Pelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Labourer H M Dockyard and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pelley. 4% of Pelley men worked as a Labourer H M Dockyard and 45% of Pelley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pelley were Apprentice Carpenter join Below and Household Duties (unpaid)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Labourer H M Dockyard
  • Wood Machinist
  • (public Workers)
  • Apprentice Carpenter join Below

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Childrens Nurse
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties (unpaid)

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

Pelley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Pelley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pelley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Pelley. For the veterans among your Pelley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelley Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pelley in 1956 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelley 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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