Peery Family History

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Peery Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Perry, taken to Ireland at the time of the Plantation of Ulster and in the Cromwellian period.

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

Similar surnames: Geery, Beery, Perry, Peary, Peer, Deery, Peers, Seery, Terry, Peercy

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Peery Family Origin

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Peery Family Occupations

What did your Peery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peery. 27% of Peery men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Peery women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peery were Farm Laborer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Peery Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Peery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peery 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 775 immigration records available for the last name Peery. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Peery. For the veterans among your Peery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peery Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Peery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peery in 1943 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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