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