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Perini Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Perino . American shortened form (and Greek feminine form denoting ‘the daughter or wife of’) of Greek Perinis a surname of Italian origin (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Perri, Cerini, Petrini, Perin, Pierini, Perino, Peri, Merlini, Papini

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Where is the Perini family from?

You can see how Perini families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perini family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Perini families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Perini families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Perini's in USA. New York had the highest population of Perini families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perini surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perini ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perini. 47% of Perini men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Perini women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perini were Contractor and Waitress. .

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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
    47%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Contractor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Perini. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perini 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 Perini. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Perini. For the veterans among your Perini ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perini lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Perini life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Perini in 1955 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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