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Peckham Name Meaning

English (southern): habitational name from East and West Peckham (Kent) Peckham in Camberwell (Surrey) or Peckham Farm in Framfield (Sussex). All three placenames probably derive from Old English pēac ‘peak’ + hām ‘village homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

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

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Where is the Peckham family from?

You can see how Peckham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peckham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peckham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 69 Peckham families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Peckham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Peckham families in 1911.
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What did your Peckham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Peckham. 43% of Peckham men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Peckham women worked as a Maid. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 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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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.

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