Peck Family History

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Peck Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for someone who dealt in weights and measures, for example a grain factor, from Middle English pekke ‘peck’ (an old measure of dry goods equivalent to eight quarts or a quarter of a bushel). English: variant of Peak 1. Irish: variant of Peak 2. South German: variant of Beck. North German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared or sold pitch, from Middle Low German pek, Middle Dutch pec, pic. Dutch: from Middle Dutch pec, pick ‘desperate straits’, hence a nickname for a person in difficult circumstances or perhaps for someone with a gloomy disposition.

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

Similar surnames: Pick, Beck, Peek, Pech, Puck, Heck, Speck, Pack, Seck, Peak

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Peck Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Peck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Peck Family Origin

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Peck Family Occupations

What did your Peck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peck. A less common occupation for the Peck family was Carpenter. The most common Peck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Peck's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Peck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 388,000 census records available for the last name Peck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Peck. 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 Card

There are 59,000 military records available for the last name Peck. For the veterans among your Peck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peck Life Expectancy

What is the average Peck lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Peck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Peck in 1940 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peck ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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