Perley Family History

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Perley Name Meaning

Americanized form of some similar-sounding Eastern European or Jewish surname. Altered form of Swiss German Berli (see Berley).

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


Similar surnames: Perkey, Berley, Kerley, Pelky, Wehrley, Berkey, Werley, Pefley

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Perley Family Origin

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Perley Family Occupations

What did your Perley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perley. A less common occupation for the Perley family was Keeps House. The most common Perley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Perley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    2%
  • Keeps House

    2%

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

Perley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Perley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Perley

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Perley. 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 Perley. For the veterans among your Perley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perley Life Expectancy

What is the average Perley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Perley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Perley in 1955 was 38, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perley 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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