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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.
Peacock Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Peacock family history than the origin of your surname:
A Peacock Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738