Peck Last Name Popularity, Meaning and Origin

In this article we'll look at the origin and meaning of the surname Peck and how popular it is in the United States. We'll also look at the race and ethnic origin of people in the United States who are named Peck.

Peck, like all of the names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Peck surname is from the 2010 census data.

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Where Does Peck Rank in the Most Common U.S. Names?

According to the data, Peck is ranked #864 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Peck surname appeared 40,055 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 13.58 would have the surname Peck.

We can also compare 2010 data for Peck to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 864 796 8.19%
Count 40,055 39,432 1.57%
Proportion per 100k 13.58 14.62 -7.38%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name Peck

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Peck.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups: "White only", "Black only", "American Indian and Alaskan Native only", "Asian and Pacific Islander only", "Two or More Races", and "Hispanic".

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Peck was:

  • 90.68%, or 36,322 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 3.60%, or 1,442 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 0.90%, or 360 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 0.50%, or 200 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 1.68%, or 673 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 2.64%, or 1,057 total occurrences, were "Hispanic Origin".

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Peck has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 90.68% 92.39% -1.87%
Black 3.60% 3.45% 4.26%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.90% 0.66% 30.77%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.50% 0.48% 4.08%
Two or More Races 1.68% 1.38% 19.61%
Hispanic 2.64% 1.63% 47.31%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Decennial Census survey, from the United States Census Bureau.

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