Peacock Surname Origin
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.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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