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Peeler Name Meaning

Probably in most cases an Americanized spelling of the German habitational name Bieler or of the topographic name Piehler, a variant of Biehler (of which this may also be an altered spelling) or of Bühler (see Peel).

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


Similar surnames: Beeler, Keeler, Pealer, Peebler, Peeper, Peller, Pooler, Hegler

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Where is the Peeler family from?

You can see how Peeler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peeler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peeler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Peeler families living in North Carolina. This was about 24% of all the recorded Peeler's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Peeler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peeler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peeler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peeler. 21% of Peeler men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Peeler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peeler were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
  • Secretary
    5%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Peeler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peeler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Peeler. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Peeler. For the veterans among your Peeler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peeler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Peeler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Peeler in 1945 was 34, and 69 in 2004.

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