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Perera Family History

Perera Name Meaning
Catalan: topographic name from Catalan perera ‘pear tree’.Galician and Portuguese: variant of Pereira. DK This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

38,330 Historical Documents with Perera on Ancestry.com
25,218 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
418 Military Records
4,102 Immigration Records
3,893 Census and Voter Lists
4,699 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Perera Families

  • Number of Perera families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Perera families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Perera last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Perera Family Origin

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Perera Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Perera

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Perera Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Perera Civil War Service Records

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