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Peoples Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duibhne ‘descendant of Dubhne’, a personal name meaning ‘ill-going’, ‘disagreeable’. Compare Deeney. Peoples is a pseudo-translation based on the phonetic resemblance of the Gaelic name to Gaelic daoine ‘people’. English: patronymic from a pet form (in -el) of the Old French personal name Pepis, oblique case Pepin (see Pepin).

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


Similar surnames: Knowles, Eales, Powles, Peebles, Poppel, Oles, Poley, Voyles, Pebbles

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Peoples Family Origin

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Peoples Family Occupations

What did your Peoples ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Peoples occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Peoples's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Peoples family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peoples.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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Peoples Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peoples. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peoples 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Peoples. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Peoples. For the veterans among your Peoples ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peoples Life Expectancy

What is the average Peoples lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Peoples life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Peoples in 1940 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peoples

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peoples ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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