Peacock Family History

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Peacock Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pe, pa, po ‘peacock’, with the later disambiguating addition of cok ‘male bird’, hence a nickname for a vain, strutting person or for a dandy. In some cases it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a peacock. This surname is established in Ireland also.

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

Similar surnames: Pidcock, Acock, Pitcock, Deacon, Pecci, Pincock, Percoco, Haycock

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Peacock Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Peacock name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Peacock. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Peacock Family Origin

Where is the Peacock family from?

Peacock Family Occupations

What did your Peacock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Peacock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Peacock's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peacock. A less common occupation for the Peacock family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Peacock ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Peacock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 306,000 census records available for the last name Peacock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peacockcensus 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Peacock. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Peacock. For the veterans among your Peacock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peacock Life Expectancy

What is the average Peacock lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Peacock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Peacock in 1940 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peacock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peacock 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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