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Pelle Name Meaning

Italian: from pelle ‘skin’, probably used as a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the skin. French (Pellé): nickname for a bald man, from Old French pelé, Latin depilatus ‘stripped (of hair)’. Danish and North German: from the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of Peter. German: from Middle Low German pelle ‘precious purple silk cloth’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such cloth or for a maker of official and church vestments.

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


Similar surnames: Peller, Pell, Pille, Melle, Welle, Selle, Pella, Helle, Pelly, Telle

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Where is the Pelle family from?

You can see how Pelle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pelle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pelle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Pelle families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 40% of all the recorded Pelle's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Pelle families in 1911.
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What did your Pelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Pelle. 34% of Pelle men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    34%
  • Miner
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pelle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pelle. 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 Cards

There are 496 military records available for the last name Pelle. For the veterans among your Pelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pelle lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Pelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pelle in 1956 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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