Peres Family History

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Peres Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Pedro (see Peter). Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): variant of Perez 2. English: variant of Pierce. Possibly also Hungarian: occupational name from peres ‘procurator’, ‘advocate’ (from per ‘trial’).

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

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

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Peres Family Origin

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Peres Family Occupations

What did your Peres ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peres. A less common occupation for the Peres family was Shepherd. The most common Peres occupation in the USA was Laborer. 26% of Peres's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Shepherd


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

Peres Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Peres. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peres 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 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 Card

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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Peres Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peres 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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