Perera Family History

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Perera Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name from Catalan perera ‘pear tree’. Galician and Portuguese: variant of Pereira. This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

Similar surnames: Pereira, Pereyra, Pereda, Pere, Serra, Perna, Pera, Terra, Perry

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Perera Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Perera name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Perera. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Southern Asia


  • Western & Central India


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Portugal


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Perera Family Origin

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Perera Family Occupations

What did your Perera ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Perera occupation in the UK was Merchant. 50% of Perera's were Merchants. Merchant and Merchant South America were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Perera.

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  • Merchant

  • Merchant South America


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

Perera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Perera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perera 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Perera. 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 455 military records available for the last name Perera. For the veterans among your Perera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perera Life Expectancy

What is the average Perera lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Perera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Perera in 1952 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perera

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perera 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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