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Peckham Family History

Peckham Name Meaning
Southern English: habitational name from Peckham in London or East or West Peckham in Kent, all named with Old English peac ‘hill’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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

603,015 Historical Documents with Peckham on Ancestry.com
72,582 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,135 Military Records
4,959 Immigration Records
63,893 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Peckham Families

  • Number of Peckham families
     97 - 192
     33 - 96
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Peckham families
     173 - 343
     58 - 172
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Peckham families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Peckham census records

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Peckham Family Origin

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Peckham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Peckham

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Peckham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Peckham census records

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Peckham Civil War Service Records

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