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Peck Family History

Peck Name Meaning
English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for someone who dealt in weights and measures, for example a grain factor, from Middle English pekke ‘peck’ (an old measure of dry goods equivalent to eight quarts or a quarter of a bushel).English: variant of Peak 1.Irish: variant of Peak 2.South German: variant of Beck.North German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared or sold pitch, from Middle Low German pek, Middle Dutch pec, pic.Dutch: from Middle Dutch pec, pick ‘desperate straits’, hence a nickname for a person in difficult circumstances or perhaps for someone with a gloomy disposition.

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

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Name Distribution of Peck Families

  • Number of Peck families
     631 - 1,259
     211 - 630
     1 - 210
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Peck families
     513 - 1,024
     172 - 512
     1 - 171
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Peck families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Peck Family Origin

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Peck Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Peck

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Peck Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Peck Civil War Service Records

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