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Peak Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in different parts of England named in Old English with pēac ‘hill knoll peak’ including Peak (Hill) in Sidmouth (Devon) East and West Peek in Luffincot (Devon) a minor locality in Chiddingly (Sussex) once called Peke (now Peke's House) and the Peak District an area of rugged hills in northwest Derbyshire and adjacent counties. English: possibly a nickname from the Middle English word in 1 above denoting a stout thick-set man. English: shortened form of Peacock . Possibly also Irish: shortened form of McPeak .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pear, Peck, Beck, Beal, Deak, Peek, Bean, Penk, Pak, Pean

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Where is the Peak family from?

You can see how Peak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peak families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 25 Peak families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Peak's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Peak families in 1911.
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What did your Peak ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Peak. 46% of Peak men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Peak women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peak were Electrician and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Foreman
  • Labourer
  • Electrician

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Peak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peak 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Peak. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Peak. For the veterans among your Peak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peak lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Peak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Peak in 1946 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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