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Pearl Family History

Pearl Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a trader in pearls, which in the Middle Ages were fashionable among the rich for the ornamentation of clothes, from Middle English, Old French perle (Late Latin perla).Americanized form of Jewish Perel.

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

395,332 Historical Documents with Pearl on Ancestry.com
167,526 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,555 Military Records
6,314 Immigration Records
60,555 Census and Voter Lists
152,382 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pearl Families

  • Number of Pearl families
     134 - 266
     45 - 133
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pearl families
     147 - 292
     50 - 146
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pearl families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pearl Family Origin

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Pearl Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pearl

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Pearl Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pearl census records

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Pearl Civil War Service Records

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