Peers Family History

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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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Peers Family Origin

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Peers Family Occupations

What did your Peers ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Peers. 12% of Peers men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Peers women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peers were Incapacitated and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Peers Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 UK, 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 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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Peers Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peers 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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