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Peck Surname Meaning

English: variant of Speake with loss of initial S- (or perhaps vice versa). English: variant of Peak . English: perhaps occasionally a variant of Petch itself a variant of Peach . Irish: variant of Peak 6. South German: variant of Beck . It is also found in Poland (compare Pek ). North German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared or sold pitch from Middle Low German pek Middle Dutch pec pic.7: Americanized or Germanized form of Hungarian Pék Croatian and Slovenian Pek 1 ‘baker’.8: Americanized form of Czech or Polish Pek

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

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

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Where is the Peck family from?

You can see how Peck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peck families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 214 Peck families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Peck's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Peck families in 1911.
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What did your Peck ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Peck. 44% of Peck men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Peck women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peck were Salesman and Domestic. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • School Teacher
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 388,000 census records available for the last name Peck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peck 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Peck. 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 59,000 military records available for the last name Peck. For the veterans among your Peck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peck lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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