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Peers Family History

Peers Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Pearce. North German: patronymic from Peer.

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


Similar surnames: Peeks, Peters, Peer, Beers, Peets, Pears, Speers, Pyers, Meers, Teer

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Where is the Peers family from?

You can see how Peers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peers families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Peers families living in Kentucky. This was about 22% of all the recorded Peers's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Peers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peers. 28% of Peers men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Peers women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peers were Clerk and Salesman.

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Peers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peers 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 Peers. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Peers. For the veterans among your Peers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peers lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Peers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Peers in 1954 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

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