Peck Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for someone who dealt in weights and measures, for example a grain factor, from Middle English pekke ‘peck’ (an old measure of dry goods equivalent to eight quarts or a quarter of a bushel). English: variant of Peak 1. Irish: variant of Peak 2. South German: variant of Beck. North German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared or sold pitch, from Middle Low German pek, Middle Dutch pec, pic. Dutch: from Middle Dutch pec, pick ‘desperate straits’, hence a nickname for a person in difficult circumstances or perhaps for someone with a gloomy disposition.

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


Similar surnames: Pick, Beck, Peek, Pech, Puck, Heck, Speck, Pack, Seck, Peak

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Peck Family Origin

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Peck Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • School

    5%
  • Student

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Peck occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Peck's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Peck family was Laborer. Farmer, School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peck.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Peck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Peck in 1940 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peck

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