Peabody Family History

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Peabody Name Meaning

English: probably a nickname for a showy dresser, from Middle English pe ‘peacock’ (see Peacock) + body ‘body’, ‘person’.

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


Similar surnames: Peacock, Body, Ready, Peaco, Seaborn, Sealy, Paddy, Peard, Pebley

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Peabody Family Origin

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Peabody Family Occupations

What did your Peabody ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Peabody family was Laborer. The most common Peabody occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Peabody's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peabody.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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Peabody Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peabody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peabody census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Peabody. 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 Card

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

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Peabody Life Expectancy

What is the average Peabody lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Peabody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Peabody in 1944 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peabody ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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