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Peskin Family History

Peskin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Peske, a pet form of Pesl, which is of uncertain etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Meskin, Eskin, Belkin, Elkin, Perlin, Henkin, Etkin, Temkin, Riskin

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Where is the Peskin family from?

You can see how Peskin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peskin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Peskin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Peskin families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Peskin's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Peskin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peskin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peskin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peskin. 18% of Peskin men worked as a Proprietor and 23% of Peskin women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peskin were Tailor and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
    18%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Tailor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Peskin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peskin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Peskin. 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 692 military records available for the last name Peskin. For the veterans among your Peskin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peskin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Peskin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peskin in 1954 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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