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Peal Name Meaning

English: variant of Peel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Peale, Peel, Deal, Keal, Heal, Peil, Seal, Pell, Peay, Beal

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Where is the Peal family from?

You can see how Peal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peal families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Peal families living in North Carolina. This was about 49% of all the recorded Peal's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Peal families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peal. 21% of Peal men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Peal women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peal were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Peal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peal 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Peal. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Peal. For the veterans among your Peal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peal lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Peal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Peal in 1961 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

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