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Perla Name Meaning

Spanish: from perla ‘pearl’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a trader in pearls, which in the Middle Ages were fashionable among the rich for the ornamentation of clothes. Italian: generally, from the female personal name Perla, meaning ‘pearl’(from Late Latin Pern(u)la (‘little pearl’), whence Italian perla ‘pearl’), but in some cases possibly a metonymic occupational name (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Pella, Perna, Pearl, Pera, Perl, Penna, Parola, Palla, Paula, Pezza

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Perla Family Origin

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Perla Family Occupations

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In 1880, physician and W. In Roll Mill were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Perla. The most common Perla occupation in the USA was Physician. 50% of Perla's were Physicians.

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  • Physician

    50%
  • W. In Roll Mill

    50%

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Perla Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Perla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perla 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Perla. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Perla. For the veterans among your Perla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perla Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Perla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Perla in 1962 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perla 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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