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Peale Name Meaning

English: variant of Peel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Peele, Peal, Seale, Veale, Deale, Peace, Neale, Peake, Beale, Peare

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Where is the Peale family from?

You can see how Peale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peale family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peale families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Peale families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 26% of all the recorded Peale's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Peale families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peale. 17% of Peale men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Peale women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peale were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Peale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peale 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 969 immigration records available for the last name Peale. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Peale. For the veterans among your Peale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peale lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Peale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Peale in 1963 was 71, and 88 in 2004.

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