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The PEACOCK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 21,106 1564 0.008 78
United States (1880 census) 4,968 1239 0.010 99
Change since 1880 +16138 -325 -0.002 -21
Other Countries
Australia 2,315 695 0.014 142
United Kingdom 13,703 428 0.030 298
Top States for PEACOCK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 2,613 771 0.016 163
Texas 1,921 1321 0.009 92
Georgia 1,827 594 0.022 223
California 1,371 2352 0.004 40
North Carolina 1,171 1039 0.015 145
Top States for PEACOCK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 1,019 747 0.023 229
Georgia 1,827 594 0.022 223
Mississippi 508 899 0.018 179
Utah 383 798 0.017 172
Florida 2,613 771 0.016 163


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called PEACOCK live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called PEACOCK represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called PEACOCK in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a PEACOCK by picking someone at random in Alabama than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of PEACOCK

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the PEACOCK surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the PEACOCK surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of PEACOCK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 268 1.27
White (Hispanic) 266 1.26
Native American/Alaskan 163 0.77
Asian/Pacific 82 0.39
White (Caucasian) 18,147 85.98
Black/African American 2,180 10.33

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the PEACOCK surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of PEACOCK in historical publications

Taken from the name of the well-known fowl; pea, contracted from the Latin, pavo, Saxon, pawa, French, paon,--a name given from a fondness of display.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

PEACOCK. The bird. See Pocock.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to PEACOCK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PEACOCK.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for PEACOCK

The following words are slight variants of PEACOCK that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.