Pegler Family History

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Pegler Name Meaning

English: nickname for a fleet runner, from Old French pie de lievre ‘hare’s foot’. German: occupational name for a calibrator (someone who checked weights and measures), from an agent derivative of Middle Low German pegel ‘mark or measure for gauging fluids’, ‘gauge’.

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

Similar surnames: Peller, Degler, Hegler, Kegler, Pregler, Segler, Legler, Deger

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Pegler Family Origin

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Pegler Family Occupations

What did your Pegler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pegler occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Pegler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pegler family was Annuitant. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pegler.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pegler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pegler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Pegler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pegler 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pegler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pegler. For the veterans among your Pegler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pegler Life Expectancy

What is the average Pegler lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pegler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pegler in 1960 was 54, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pegler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pegler 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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