Peltier Family History

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Peltier Name Meaning

French: variant of Pelletier ‘fur trader’.

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

Similar surnames: Pelletier, Peltzer, Altier, Plier, Pelcher, Potier, Poitier, Neltner

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Peltier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Peltier name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Peltier Family Origin

Where is the Peltier family from?

Peltier Family Occupations

What did your Peltier ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Peltier occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 29% of Peltier's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peltier. A less common occupation for the Peltier family was Going To School.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • Going To School


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

Peltier Historical Records

What Peltier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Peltier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peltier 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 Peltier. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Peltier. For the veterans among your Peltier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peltier Life Expectancy

What is the average Peltier lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Peltier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Peltier in 1948 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peltier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peltier 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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