Pelto Family History

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Pelto Name Meaning

Finnish: from pelto ‘field’. Originally a habitational name from a farm named for its location in a field, this surname was widely adopted as an ornamental name during the early 20th century; it is now also found throughout southern and central parts of the country.

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


Similar surnames: Elo, Pelton, Peto, Beito, Yelton, Helton, Bello, Ponto, Kelton, Salto

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Pelto Family Origin

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Pelto Family Occupations

What did your Pelto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pelto. 38% of Pelto men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Pelto women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pelto were Machinist and Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    30%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Typist
    9%

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

Pelto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pelto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelto 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 439 immigration records available for the last name Pelto. 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 665 military records available for the last name Pelto. For the veterans among your Pelto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelto Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Pelto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pelto in 1946 was 20, and 83 in 2004.

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