Perala Family History

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Perala Name Meaning

Finnish (Perälä): habitational name from a farm named for its location, from perä ‘end’, ‘back’, ‘remote’ + the local suffix -la. This name is common in Western Finland, both as a surname and as a farm name, especially in Ostrobothnia.

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


Similar surnames: Pesola, Perla, Peralta, Perl, Prada, Parola, Perel, Pergola, Perna

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Perala Family Origin

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Perala Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Perala ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Perala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Perala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perala census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Perala. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Perala. For the veterans among your Perala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perala Life Expectancy

What is the average Perala lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Perala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Perala in 1960 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perala ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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