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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

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    2%
  • Keeps House

    2%

In 1880, the most common Perley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Perley's were Farmers. 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.

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Perley Historical Records

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Perley Life Expectancy

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