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Peel County
This area of Ontario is covered by Peel County GenWeb. The information presented below is merely an outline of the county and does not include what is available for genealogical research for this area. For information on genealogical research of this area please visit Peel County GenWeb.

Peel County was established in 1852 from York County. "Peel tried to separate from York in 1856, but separation was not official before 1866."3

Named for Britian's Prime Minister, Robert Peel.

Settlement in the area had started as early as 1807. In 1819 a large number of Irish settlers arrived, they had planned to settled in the United States but instead chose this area of Canada. Most of the early settlers were Irish, Scotch or descendants of United Empire Loyalists.

In 1974 Peel County was dissolved and the Regional Municipality of Peel was established.

"Population 24,816 in 1852 and 111,575 in 1966."3

  • Prior to 1851 - York County
  • 1974-present - Regional Municipality of Peel



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    3 Place Names of Ontario by Floreen Carter, 1984

  • Upper Canada [Est. 1791]
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    Canada West [Est. 1841]
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    Ontario [Est. 1867]
    Addington County [Est. 1792]
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    Algoma District [Est. 1858]
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    Bathurst District [Est. 1824]
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    Bothwell District [Est. 1867]
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    Brant County [Est. 1852]
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    Brock District [Est. 1837]
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    Bruce County [Est. 1849]
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    Cardwell District [Est. 1867]
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    Carleton County [Est. 1800]
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    Cochrane District [Est. 1922]
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    Colborne District [Est. 1841]
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    Dalhousie District [Est. 1838]
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    District of Keewatin [Est. 1876]
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    Dufferin County [Est. 1881]
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    Dundas County [Est. 1792]
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    Durham County [Est. 1792]
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    Eastern District [Est. 1792]
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    Elgin County [Est. 1852]
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    Essex County [Est. 1792]
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    Frontenac County [Est. 1792]
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    Glengarry County [Est. 1792]
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    Gore District [Est. 1816]
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    Grenville County [Est. 1792]
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    Grey County [Est. 1852]
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    Haldimand County [Est. 1800]
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    Haliburton County [Est. 1874]
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    Halton County [Est. 1816]
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    Hastings County [Est. 1792]
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    Hesse District [Est. 1788]
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    Home District [Est. 1792]
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    Huron County [Est. 1842]
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    Huron District [Est. 1842]
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    Johnstown District [Est. 1798]
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    Kenora District [Est. 1907]
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    Kent County [Est. 1792]
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    Lambton County [Est. 1850]
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    Lanark County [Est. 1824]
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    Leeds County [Est. 1792]
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    Lennox & Addington County [Est. 1800]
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    Lennox County [Est. 1792]
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    Lincoln County [Est. 1792]
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    London District [Est. 1800]
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    Lunenburg District [Est. 1788]
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    Manitoulin District [Est. 1888]
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    Mecklenburgh District [Est. 1788]
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    Middlesex County [Est. 1800]
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    Midland District [Est. 1792]
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    Monck County [Est. 1867]
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    Muskoka District [Est. 1868]
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    Nassau District [Est. 1788]
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    Newcastle District [Est. 1802]
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    Niagara District [Est. 1800]
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    Nipissing District [Est. 1858]
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    Norfolk County [Est. 1792]
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    Northumberland County [Est. 1792]
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    Ontario County [Est. 1849]
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    Ontario County (#1) [Est. 1792]
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    Ottawa District [Est. 1816]
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    Oxford County [Est. 1800]
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    Parry Sound District [Est. 1869]
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    Peel County [Est. 1852]
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    Perth County [Est. 1850]
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    Peterborough County [Est. 1838]
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    Prescott County [Est. 1800]
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    Prince Edward County [Est. 1792]
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    Prince Edward District [Est. 1831]
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    Rainy River District [Est. 1885]
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    Renfrew County [Est. 1838]
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    Rupert's Land
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    Russell County [Est. 1800]
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    Simcoe County [Est. 1798]
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    Simcoe District [Est. 1837]
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    Stormont County [Est. 1792]
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    Sudbury District [Est. 1894]
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    Suffolk County [Est. 1792]
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    Talbot District [Est. 1837]
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    Thunder Bay District [Est. 1871]
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    Timiskaming District [Est. 1912]
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    Victoria County [Est. 1852]
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    Victoria District [Est. 1837]
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    Waterloo County [Est. 1838]
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    Welland County [Est. 1845]
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    Wellington County [Est. 1852]
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    Wellington District [Est. 1837]
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    Wentworth County [Est. 1816]
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    Western District [Est. 1792]
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    York County [Est. 1792]

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