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Perez Name Meaning

Spanish (Pérez) and Jewish (Sephardic): patronymic from the personal name Pedro, Spanish equivalent of Peter. Jewish: variant of Peretz.

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

Similar surnames: Peres, Pere, Perel, Peris, Pires, Velez, Pero, Pee, Petre, Jerez

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Perez Family Origin

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Perez Family Occupations

What did your Perez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Perez family was Farm Laborer. The most common Perez occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Perez's were Laborers. Laborer, Cigar Maker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perez.

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  • Laborer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Perez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 586,000 census records available for the last name Perez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perez 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 298,000 immigration records available for the last name Perez. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Perez. For the veterans among your Perez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perez Life Expectancy

What is the average Perez lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Perez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Perez in 1940 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perez 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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