Pere Family History

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Pere Name Meaning

Southern French (Péré): topographic name from a variant of périer ‘pear tree’. Catalan: from the personal name Pere, Catalan equivalent of Peter. English: variant of Pear 1. Hungarian: from the old secular personal name Pere, Pöre.

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

Similar surnames: Pero, Petre, Peres, Perel, Peri, Perk, Gere, Perez, Pee, Pete

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Pere Family Origin

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Pere Family Occupations

What did your Pere ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pere occupation in Canada was Priest. 50% of Pere's were Priests. A less common occupation for the Pere family was Not Given. Priest, Brossier and Marchand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pere.

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  • Priest

  • Brossier

  • Marchand

  • Not Given


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

Pere Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pere 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pere. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pere. For the veterans among your Pere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pere Life Expectancy

What is the average Pere lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pere in 1951 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pere

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pere 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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