Pelton Family History

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Pelton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pelton, a place in County Durham, named from an unattested Old English personal name Peola + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Elton, Felton, Yelton, Helton, Penton, Welton, Belton, Seaton, Melton

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Pelton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pelton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pelton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Pelton Family Origin

Where is the Pelton family from?

Pelton Family Occupations

What did your Pelton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pelton occupation in the UK was Baker. 7% of Pelton's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Pelton family was Cellar Man. Baker, Brickmaker and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pelton.

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  • Baker

  • Brickmaker

  • Carman

  • Cellar Man


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

Pelton Historical Records

What Pelton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Pelton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pelton. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Pelton. For the veterans among your Pelton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelton Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pelton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pelton in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pelton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pelton 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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