Perl Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Perel. German: habitational name from any of several places named Perl, Berel, or Berl. German: metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, from Middle High German perle ‘pearl’. German (Austria): from a pet form of Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Pell, Berl, Peil, Perel, Pearl, Pehl, Peel, Pero, Perk, Pera

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Perl Family Origin

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Perl Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    33%
  • Hrdwr Merchant

    33%
  • Laundress

    33%

In 1881, Baker and Hrdwr Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Perl. A less common occupation for the Perl family was Laundress. The most common Perl occupation in Canada was Baker. 33% of Perl's were Bakers.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Perl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Perl in 1947 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perl

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