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Peairs Name Meaning

English, Welsh, or Irish: variant spelling of Pierce.

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

Similar surnames: Bears, Pears, Phair, Peers, Plair, Peary, Peare, Peters, Gears, Hearn

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Where is the Peairs family from?

You can see how Peairs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peairs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peairs families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Peairs families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Peairs's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Peairs families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peairs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peairs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peairs. 35% of Peairs men worked as a Farmer and 44% of Peairs women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peairs were Farm Laborer and House Work.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • House Work
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Peairs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peairs 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Peairs. 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 397 military records available for the last name Peairs. For the veterans among your Peairs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peairs lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Peairs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Peairs in 1952 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

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