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Peoples Surname Meaning

Irish (Donegal): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duibhne ‘descendant of Dubhne’ see Deeney . Peoples is a pseudo-translation based on the perceived resemblance of the Irish name to Gaelic daoine ‘people’. English: variant of People with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Peoples family from?

You can see how Peoples families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peoples family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peoples families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Peoples families living in Kent. This was about 25% of all the recorded Peoples's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Peoples families in 1891.
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What did your Peoples ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Peoples. 58% of Peoples women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    58%
  • Probationer
    15%
  • Domestic Duties
    15%
  • Trained Nurse
    15%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Peoples. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 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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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.

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