Peak Family History

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Peak Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a pointed hill (or regional name from the Peak District (Old English Peaclond) in Derbyshire), named with Old English peac ‘peak’, ‘pointed hill’ (found only in place names). This word is not directly related to Old English pic ‘point’, ‘pointed hill’, which yielded Pike; there is, however, some evidence of confusion between the two surnames. Possibly also Irish: reduced form of McPeak.

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


Similar surnames: Pear, Peck, Beck, Beal, Deak, Peek, Bean, Penk, Pak, Pean

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Peak Family Origin

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Peak Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peak. The most common Peak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Peak's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Peak family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Peak | Data not to scale

Peak Historical Records

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Peak Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Peak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Peak in 1946 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peak

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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