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Peak Family History

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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Where is the Peak family from?

You can see how Peak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peak families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 29 Peak families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Peak's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Peak families in 1840.
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What did your Peak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peak. 23% of Peak men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Peak women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peak were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Peak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peak 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Peak. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Peak. For the veterans among your Peak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peak lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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