Peckham Family History

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Peckham Name Meaning

Southern English: habitational name from Peckham in London or East or West Peckham in Kent, all named with Old English peac ‘hill’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Packham, Beckham, Rackham, Perham, Wickham, Pelham, Mepham, Parham

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Peckham Family Origin

Where is the Peckham family from?

Peckham Family Occupations

What did your Peckham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Peckham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Peckham's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peckham. A less common occupation for the Peckham family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Baker

  • Blacksmith


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

Peckham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peckham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peckham 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Peckham. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Peckham. For the veterans among your Peckham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peckham Life Expectancy

What is the average Peckham lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Peckham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Peckham in 1946 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peckham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peckham 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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