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Peebles Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Peebles on the river Tweed in southeastern Scotland, or from a smaller place of the same name in the parish of St. Vigeans, Angus. Both place names are cognate with Welsh pebyll ‘tent’, ‘pavilion’, to which the English plural -s has been added.

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


Similar surnames: Preble, Peeples, Peebler, Peeler, Peoples, Perales, Nieblas, Hebble

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Peebles Family Origin

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Peebles Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Peebles family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peebles. The most common Peebles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Peebles's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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Peebles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peebles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peebles 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Peebles. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Peebles. For the veterans among your Peebles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peebles Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Peebles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Peebles in 1943 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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