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Peer Family History

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

129,607 Historical Documents with Peer on Ancestry.com
25,738 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,995 Military Records
2,033 Immigration Records
23,515 Census and Voter Lists
73,326 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Peer Families

  • Number of Peer families
     44 - 85
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Peer families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Peer families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Peer census records

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Peer Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Peer families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Peer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Peer families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Peer

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Peer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Peer census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Peer ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Peer Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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