Peel Name Meaning

English (mainly northern): from Anglo-Norman French pel ‘stake’, ‘pole’ (Old French piel, from Latin palus), a nickname for a tall, thin man. It may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a stake fence or in a property defended by one, or a metonymic occupational name for a builder of such fences. Compare Pallister. Dutch: habitational name from places so called in North Brabant (where there is also a district called De Peel) and Dutch Limburg, from De Peel in Ravels, Antwerp province, or from Pedele in Kaggevinne and in Adorp, Brabant. German: possily a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place name.German: perhaps an altered spelling of Piel or Piehl.

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


Similar surnames: Peil, Pell, Peek, Pehl, Perl, Speer, Keel, Seel, Poel, Peet

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Peel Family Origin

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Peel Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Joiner

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peel. A less common occupation for the Peel family was Joiner. The most common Peel occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Peel's were Coal Miners.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Peel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Peel in 1940 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peel

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