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Pere Name Meaning

Southern French (Péré): topographic name from a variant of périer ‘pear tree’. Catalan: from the personal name Pere, Catalan equivalent of Peter. English: variant of Pear 1. Hungarian: from the old secular personal name Pere, Pöre.

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


Similar surnames: Pero, Petre, Peres, Perel, Peri, Perk, Gere, Perez, Pee, Pete

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Where is the Pere family from?

You can see how Pere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pere family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pere families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pere family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pere's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Pere families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pere surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pere ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pere. 22% of Pere men worked as a Salesman and 67% of Pere women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pere were Mill Worker and Stenographer.

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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

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Motorman
    11%
  • Mill Worker
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pere census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Pere lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pere in 1951 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

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