Pera Family History

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Pera Name Meaning

Catalan and Portuguese: habitational name from La Pera, a town in Girona province, Catalonia, or from any of various places called Pera in Portugal, from Latin Petra ‘stone’. Italian: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of pears, from pera ‘pear’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Perna, Pero, Perl, Bera, Perla, Vera, Cera, Peri, Para, Petra

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Pera Family Origin

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Pera Family Occupations

What did your Pera ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pera occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Pera's were Farmers. Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pera.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pera ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Pera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pera census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pera. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Pera. For the veterans among your Pera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pera Life Expectancy

What is the average Pera lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Pera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pera in 1961 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pera ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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