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Perelman Surname Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic):: elaborated form of Pearl 2 with the addition of Yiddish man ‘man’. from the Yiddish female personal name Perl (see Perel ) + man ‘man’ in the sense ‘husband of Perl’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mellman, Peterman, Poeppelman, Mehlman, Perman, Edelman, Seelman

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Where is the Perelman family from?

You can see how Perelman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perelman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Perelman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Perelman families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Perelman's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Perelman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perelman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perelman. 44% of Perelman men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Perelman women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perelman were Delivery and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Owner
  • Delivery

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Perelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perelman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Perelman. 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 Cards

There are 324 military records available for the last name Perelman. For the veterans among your Perelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perelman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Perelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Perelman in 1962 was 81, and 84 in 2004.

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