Peak Family History

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Peak Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a pointed hill (or regional name from the Peak District (Old English Peaclond) in Derbyshire), named with Old English peac ‘peak’, ‘pointed hill’ (found only in place names). This word is not directly related to Old English pic ‘point’, ‘pointed hill’, which yielded Pike; there is, however, some evidence of confusion between the two surnames. Possibly also Irish: reduced form of McPeak.

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

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

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Peak Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Peak name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Peak Family Origin

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Peak Family Occupations

What did your Peak ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Peak occupation in Canada was At School. 33% of Peak's were At Schools. At School, Farm Labourer and School Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peak. A less common occupation for the Peak family was Artist.

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  • At School

  • Farm Labourer

  • School Teacher

  • Artist


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

Peak Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Peak Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peak 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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