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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Pe'leg. (division, part). Son of Eber, and brother of Joktan. Genesis 10:25; Genesis 11:16. The only incident connected with his history is the statement that "in his days was the earth divided." An event embodied in the meaning of his name - "division." The reference is to a division, of the family of Eber himself, the younger branch of which, (the Joktanids), migrated into southern Arabia, while the elder remained in Mesopotamia.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Peleg'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/p/peleg.html. 1901.