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Peri Family History

Peri Name Meaning

Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu name, derived from a place name. Italian: patronymic or plural form of Pero. Hungarian (Péri): habitational name for someone from a place called Pér. Greek: variant of Perris.

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


Similar surnames: Pero, Pei, Pere, Petri, Pepi, Perri, Pera, Puri, Perin, Pardi

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Where is the Peri family from?

You can see how Peri families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peri family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Peri families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Peri families living in California. This was about 36% of all the recorded Peri's in the USA. California had the highest population of Peri families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peri surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peri ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peri. 28% of Peri men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Peri women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peri were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Operator
    19%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peri. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peri 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 Peri. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Peri. For the veterans among your Peri ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peri lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Peri life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Peri in 1956 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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