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Perro Family History

Perro Name Meaning

Italian (Piedmont): from the personal name Perro a variant of Piero (see Pieri ) influenced by French Pierre . Altered form of French Perrault and Perras . Breton (mainly Côtes-d'Armor): from Pero a pet form of the personal name Per Breton form of Peter . Possibly also an American shortened form of Greek Perros (see Perris ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pero, Perron, Pierro, Pirro, Petro, Perrot, Perri, Ferro, Perko

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Where is the Perro family from?

You can see how Perro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perro family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Perro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Perro families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Perro's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Perro families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perro. 40% of Perro men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Perro women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perro were Salesman and Operator. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Perro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perro 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 854 immigration records available for the last name Perro. 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 492 military records available for the last name Perro. For the veterans among your Perro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perro lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Perro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Perro in 1952 was 35, and 54 in 2004.

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