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About the Peltoperä surname

Variations include Peldoperä, Beldoperä, Peltopärä, Beldopärä, Peldopärä. It may be related to the surname of Peltoniemi/Peldoniemi.

The name was often shortened to just Pelto upon arrival in the United States. However, many names beginning with Pelto- were also shortened in a similar way (Peltoperä, Peltonen, Peltomaa, Peltotakinen, and others).

The name is most often found in Northern Finland-- Tervola, Kemijärvi, and Rovaniemi being the most common places. It also can be found in Northern Norway, notably Karasjok.