Peel Family History

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Peel Name Meaning

English (mainly northern): from Anglo-Norman French pel ‘stake’, ‘pole’ (Old French piel, from Latin palus), a nickname for a tall, thin man. It may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a stake fence or in a property defended by one, or a metonymic occupational name for a builder of such fences. Compare Pallister. Dutch: habitational name from places so called in North Brabant (where there is also a district called De Peel) and Dutch Limburg, from De Peel in Ravels, Antwerp province, or from Pedele in Kaggevinne and in Adorp, Brabant. German: possily a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place name.German: perhaps an altered spelling of Piel or Piehl.

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

Similar surnames: Peil, Pell, Peek, Pehl, Perl, Speer, Keel, Seel, Poel, Peet

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Peel Family Origin

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Peel Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Peel. 49% of Peel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Peel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peel were Salesman and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Student
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Peel Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Peel. For the veterans among your Peel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peel Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Peel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Peel in 1940 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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