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Peart Name Meaning

perhaps a habitational name from Pert on the North Esk near Montrose, named with a Pictish term for a wood or copse. MacLysaght records this as a surname in Ireland, noting that the chief branch originated in Newark on Trent (Nottinghamshire) in the 18th century, though there are earlier instances of the name. variant spelling of Pert.

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


Similar surnames: Pear, Hearn, Pero, Paar, Pratt, Peare, Peary, Heart, Peri, Mears

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Where is the Peart family from?

You can see how Peart families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peart family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peart families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Peart families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 41% of all the recorded Peart's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Peart families in 1840.
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What did your Peart ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peart. 19% of Peart men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Peart women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peart were Miner 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
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Peart. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Peart. For the veterans among your Peart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peart lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Peart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peart in 1945 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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