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Peet Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): from a pet form of the personal name Peter. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch pete ‘godfather’, ‘godmother’, or ‘godchild’.

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


Similar surnames: Pee, Peer, Peetz, Piet, Peel, Peed, Peets, Pett, Peek, Peat

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Where is the Peet family from?

You can see how Peet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peet families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 42 Peet families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Peet's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Peet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peet. 20% of Peet men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Peet women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peet were Truck Driver and Nurse.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Nurse
    7%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Peet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peet 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Peet. 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 Peet. For the veterans among your Peet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peet lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Peet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peet in 1942 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

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