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Peavey Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. Compare Peavy.

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


Similar surnames: Peevey, Pevey, Seavey, Peavy, Eavey, Seavy, Neaves, Lavey, Neave

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Where is the Peavey family from?

You can see how Peavey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peavey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peavey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Peavey families living in New Hampshire. This was about 56% of all the recorded Peavey's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Peavey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peavey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peavey. 28% of Peavey men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Peavey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peavey were Manager 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
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Peavey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peavey 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 596 immigration records available for the last name Peavey. 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 Peavey. For the veterans among your Peavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peavey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Peavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Peavey in 1951 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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