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Pereira Family History

Pereira Name Meaning
Portuguese, Galician, and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name from Portuguese pereira ‘pear tree’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word in Portugal and Galicia. AB, DK, kh The surname is also common in western India, having been taken there by Portuguese colonists.

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

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392,207 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,733 Military Records
34,432 Immigration Records
40,139 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Pereira Families

  • Number of Pereira families
     52 - 102
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pereira families
     32 - 61
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pereira families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pereira Family Origin

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Pereira Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Pereira

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Pereira Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pereira census records

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Pereira Civil War Service Records

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