Pelham Family History

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Pelham Name Meaning

English (mainly Sussex): habitational name from Pelham in Hertfordshire, so called from the Old English personal name Peotla + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Perham, Mepham, Derham, Feltham, Elam, Popham, Denham, Benham, Dunham

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Pelham Family Origin

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Pelham Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    60%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Ship Captain

    20%

In 1881, the most common Pelham occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 60% of Pelham's were Fishermans. Fisherman and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pelham. A less common occupation for the Pelham family was Ship Captain.

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Pelham Life Expectancy

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