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Peek Family History

Peek Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Peak. Irish: variant of Peak 2. North German: metonymic occupational name for a spearmaker, from Middle Low German pek ‘pike’. Compare Pike 4. Dutch: variant of Peck 4 and 5.

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


Similar surnames: Peck, Peel, Reek, Peer, Peak, Peeks, Beck, Leek, Peet, Pee

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Where is the Peek family from?

You can see how Peek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peek families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 63 Peek families living in New York. This was about 54% of all the recorded Peek's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Peek families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peek. 21% of Peek men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Peek women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peek were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Peek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peek 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Peek. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Peek. For the veterans among your Peek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peek lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Peek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Peek in 1942 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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