Recent research has estimated that the last name Peachey has been around for nearly 1000 years. Peachey was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. Records dating back to 1283 suggest there was a contingency of Peachey's in the county of Wiltshire.
Peachey is currently at number 428 of the UK's most common names. Throughout the world there are approximately 75841 people with this name. Devon currently holds the greatest density of people with the surname Peachey. A tarnished history is evident, particularly around the summer of 1897 when Peter Peachey stole a bicycle and was sentenced to jail.