Pels Family History

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Pels Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pels ‘fur’.

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

Similar surnames: Puls, Pell, Pelc, Belt, Fels, Kell, Els, Palm, Helf, Prell

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Pels Family Origin

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Pels Family Occupations

What did your Pels ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Pels's were Farmers. Farmer, Fire And Life Ins. Broker and Jewelry Peddler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pels. A less common occupation for the Pels family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Fire And Life Ins. Broker

  • Jewelry Peddler

  • Keeping House


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

Pels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pels 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 Pels. 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 726 military records available for the last name Pels. For the veterans among your Pels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pels Life Expectancy

What is the average Pels lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Pels in 1963 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pels

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pels 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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