Pelan Family History

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Pelan Name Meaning

from a derivative of the Old Czech personal name Pelhrim. nickname from pela ‘cheerful’, ‘happy-go-lucky fellow’.

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

Similar surnames: Belan, Pean, Ulan, Piela, Belin, Bean, Malan, Pelak, Selan, Phelan

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Pelan Family Origin

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Pelan Family Occupations

What did your Pelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Gentelman and Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pelan. The most common Pelan occupation in Canada was Gentelman. 50% of Pelan's were Gentelmans.

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  • Gentelman

  • Merchant


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

Pelan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelan 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 939 immigration records available for the last name Pelan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 307 military records available for the last name Pelan. For the veterans among your Pelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pelan Life Expectancy

What is the average Pelan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Pelan in 1963 was 87, and 79 in 2004.

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