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Perez Name Meaning

Spanish (Pérez): patronymic from the personal name Pedro an equivalent of Peter . This surname is also found in France. Compare De Perez . Breton (Pérez): variant of Pérès (see Peres ). Jewish: variant of Peretz . Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the name in 1 above at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

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

Similar surnames: Peres, Pere, Perel, Peris, Pires, Velez, Pero, Pee, Petre, Jerez

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Where is the Perez family from?

You can see how Perez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perez family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Perez families living in British Columbia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Perez's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Perez families in 1911.
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What did your Perez ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Guide was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Perez. 100% of Perez men worked as a Guide. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Guide
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Census Records

There are 586,000 census records available for the last name Perez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perez 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 298,000 immigration records available for the last name Perez. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Perez. For the veterans among your Perez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perez lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Perez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Perez in 1940 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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