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Pecci Name Meaning

Italian: of uncertain derivation; possibly from peccio, peccia, which can have the meaning of ‘paunch’ (hence a nickname for a large-bellied man), or ‘chicken’, ‘hen’ (either a nickname for someone thought to resemble a chicken or a metonymic occupational name for a poultry keeper), or ‘woodpecker’ (applied as a nickname for someone considered to be a sneak, meddler, or a parasite, all apparently characteristics associated with the bird), but more likely a habitational name from a place named Peccia or similar for the presence of spruce trees (Latin picea).

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


Similar surnames: Pesce, Pech, Peck, Pezzi, Peri, Pepi, Percy, Picchi, Zecca, Paci

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Where is the Pecci family from?

You can see how Pecci families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pecci family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1881 and 1920. The most Pecci families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Pecci families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Pecci's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pecci families in 1920.
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What did your Pecci ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pecci. 39% of Pecci men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Pecci women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pecci were Painter and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Shipfitter
    12%
  • Painter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Spinner
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pecci. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pecci 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 610 immigration records available for the last name Pecci. 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 164 military records available for the last name Pecci. For the veterans among your Pecci ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pecci lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pecci life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pecci in 1947 was 49, and 88 in 2004.

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