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Peretz Name Meaning

Jewish: from a Biblical name borne by a grandson of the patriarch Jacob meaning ‘burst forth’ (Genesis 38:29).

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


Similar surnames: Perez, Perel, Peetz, Pretz, Protz, Peritz, Gretz, Pletz, Pere, Perera

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Where is the Peretz family from?

You can see how Peretz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peretz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Peretz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Peretz families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Peretz's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Peretz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peretz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stengrapher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peretz. 46% of Peretz men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Peretz women worked as a Stengrapher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peretz were Operator and Stenographer. .

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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
    46%
  • Painter
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stengrapher
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Peretz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peretz 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 Peretz. 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 296 military records available for the last name Peretz. For the veterans among your Peretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peretz lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Peretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Peretz in 1957 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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