Peer Family History

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Peer Name Meaning

English: variant of Pear. Dutch and North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Geer, Pee, Beer, Peek, Peet, Heer, Peter, Peper, Leer, Teer

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Peer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Peer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Peer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Peer Family Origin

Where is the Peer family from?

Peer Family Occupations

What did your Peer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Peer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Peer's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peer. A less common occupation for the Peer family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Going To School

  • Labourer


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

Peer Historical Records

What Peer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Peer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Peer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Peer. For the veterans among your Peer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peer Life Expectancy

What is the average Peer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Peer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Peer in 1946 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peer 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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