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

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Fire And Life Ins. Broker

    11%
  • Jewelry Peddler

    11%
  • Keeping House

    11%

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

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Pels Historical Records

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Pels Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pels

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