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Pereyra Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: variant spelling of Pereira.

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

Similar surnames: Perera, Pereira, Ferreyra, Pereida, Perreira, Freyre, Beretta, Peryea

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Where is the Pereyra family from?

You can see how Pereyra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pereyra family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Pereyra families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Pereyra families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Pereyra's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Pereyra families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pereyra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pereyra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Warehouse Clerk was the top reported job for people in the US named Pereyra. .

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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

  • Warehouse Clerk
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Pereyra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pereyra 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pereyra. 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 121 military records available for the last name Pereyra. For the veterans among your Pereyra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pereyra lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pereyra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pereyra in 1959 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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