Pelly Family History

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Pelly Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Pell. nickname from Old French pele ‘bald’.

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

Similar surnames: Pelle, Pell, Pella, Polly, Kelly, Lilly, Paley, Poll, Gell, Bello

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Pelly Family Origin

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Pelly Family Occupations

What did your Pelly ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pelly occupation in the UK was Retired Merchant. 7% of Pelly's were Retired Merchants. Retired Merchant, Carter and Cashier To General Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelly. A less common occupation for the Pelly family was Charwoman.

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  • Retired Merchant

  • Carter

  • Cashier To General Merchant

  • Charwoman


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

Pelly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pelly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelly 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pelly. 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 Pelly. For the veterans among your Pelly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelly Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelly lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pelly in 1957 was 26, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelly 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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