Perez Family History
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