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Origin and popularity of the name PELKEY


Pelkey : 1: Americanized form of French Pelletier">Pelletier ‘furrier’. Alteration of the French ending -tier to English -key is typical for American French surnames. Compare Pelky and Pilkey.2: Possibly also an Americanized form of Polish Pełka or Jewish Pelka.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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