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since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pelly

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From a Middle English pet-form of Peter.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Pelly

Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu is a soccer player for the Luton Town F.C., Boreham Wood F.C., and West Ham United F.C. Pelly was born on July 17th, 1993 in Hendon, London. Pelly is also known as Ruddock, Pelly; Mpanzu, and Pelly.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Pelly

Guy Pelly is an entrepreneur. Guy was born in England.


Lewis was born on November 14th, 1825. He breathed his last breath on April 22nd, 1892.


Wilma was born on March 5th, 1937 in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Laurent was born in 1962.



1st Baronet Sir John Henry Pelly was a 17th Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, and Governor of the Bank of England. 1st was born on March 31st, 1777. 1st is also known as Sir John Henry Pelly and 1st Baronet. He died on August 13th, 1852.


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Popularity of Pelly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pelly U.S.
  White 78.64% 64.26%
  African American 13.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pelly

People with the last name Pelly are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Pelly

  • How Popular is the name Pelly? As a last name Pelly was the 64,388th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Pelly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pelly is Thursday, December 24th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Pelly? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pelly. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pelly: Your name in reverse order is Yllep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lyepl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pelly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 309 people with the last name Pelly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pelly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Pelly as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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