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Peres Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Pedro Portuguese equivalent of Peter (Old Portuguese Pero). Spanish: variant of Pérez (see Perez ) a cognate of the Portuguese name in 1 above. This surname is most common in Mexico. French (southwestern; Pérès): plural form of Péré ‘pear tree’ (see Pere ). Breton (Pérès): from a derivative of the personal name Per an equivalent of Peter . English Welsh and Irish: variant of Pierce Jewish: variant of Perez 3 and 7: Possibly also Hungarian: occupational name from peres ‘procurator advocate’ (from per ‘trial’).

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

Similar surnames: Perez, Pere, Pires, Perkes, Peris, Perel, Seres, Beres, Nemes, Bares

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Where is the Peres family from?

You can see how Peres families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peres family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peres families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Peres family living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Peres's in USA. Massachusetts and 2 other states had the highest population of Peres families in 1840.
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What did your Peres ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peres. 44% of Peres men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Peres women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peres were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Peres. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Peres. For the veterans among your Peres ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peres lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Peres life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Peres in 1957 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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