Pere Family History
Pere Name Meaning
French (southwestern; Péré): topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous pear tree from a variant of poirier ‘pear tree’ or a habitational name from any of several places in southwestern France named (Le) Péré. Compare Dupere . French (mainly Nivernais; Père): relationship name from père ‘father’ used to distinguish the father from a son bearing the same personal name. Compare Lepere . Catalan: from the personal name Pere an equivalent of Peter . English: variant of Pear . Hungarian: from the old personal name Pere Pöre. Slovenian: from a pet form of Per an obsolete short form of the personal name Peter . This surname is rare in Slovenia. Compare below and Perz .7: Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Per: from the Slovenian personal name Per (see above) or a nickname from Slovenian archaic per ‘wild boar’ or a Slavicized form of South German Peer ‘bear’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022