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Peeks Family History

Peeks Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Peek . Possibly an altered form of German Pix (see Peaks ). English: variant of Peaks .

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

Similar surnames: Peaks, Peek, Peets, Peers, Peeke, Rees, Kees, Hees, Lees, Pinks

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Where is the Peeks family from?

You can see how Peeks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peeks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peeks families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Peeks family living in Maine. This was 100% of all the recorded Peeks's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Peeks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peeks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peeks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peeks. 40% of Peeks men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Peeks women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peeks were Paper Maker 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
  • Laborer
  • Coal Loader
  • Paper Maker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peeks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peeks 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 205 immigration records available for the last name Peeks. 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 699 military records available for the last name Peeks. For the veterans among your Peeks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peeks lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Peeks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Peeks in 1951 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

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