Pero Family History

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Pero Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Pero, a variant of Piero, which is a French-influenced form of Pietro. Galician: from the personal name Pero, Galician equivalent of Peter. Portuguese: habitational name from any of the places called Pero in Portugal. Catalan (Peró): pet form of the personal name Pere. In New England, probably an altered spelling of French Perrault.

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

Similar surnames: Peron, Petro, Pere, Perko, Fero, Peri, Gero, Peto, Pera, Pedro

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Pero Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pero name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


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Pero Family Origin

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Pero Family Occupations

What did your Pero ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Seamstress and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pero. The most common Pero occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Pero's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pero family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Seamstress

  • Cooper

  • Laborer


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

Pero Historical Records

What Pero family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Pero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pero 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pero. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pero. For the veterans among your Pero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pero Life Expectancy

What is the average Pero lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pero in 1941 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pero 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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