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Pegg Family History

Pegg Name Meaning

English (mainly Leicestershire):: nickname from Middle English pegge ‘peg’ (from Middle Dutch of uncertain origin) probably metaphorical for someone small and thin or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of wooden pegs or else a nickname for a person with a wooden leg. perhaps in some cases from a hypothetical Middle English personal name Pegg(e). This could represent the Old English male name Pæcga or Pecg or it could be an antecedent of early Modern English Peg as a rhyming form of Meg for Margaret (see Meggs ). perhaps a variant of Pigg .

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


Similar surnames: Pigg, Legg, Wigg, Pech, Page, Hogg, Peet, Pee, Pels, Hegge

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Where is the Pegg family from?

You can see how Pegg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pegg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pegg families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 195 Pegg families living in Ontario. This was about 81% of all the recorded Pegg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pegg families in 1911.
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What did your Pegg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pegg. 63% of Pegg men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Pegg women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pegg were Barber and Stocking. .

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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
    63%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Labourer
    6%
  • Barber
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
    34%
  • Income
    34%
  • Stocking
    34%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Pegg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pegg 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pegg. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Pegg. For the veterans among your Pegg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pegg lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pegg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pegg in 1955 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

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