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Perna Name Meaning

Italian: from the female personal name, Latin Perna. See also Perla. Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places named Perna in Portugal. Catalan and Portuguese: from perna ‘leg’; possibly a nickname for someone with long legs, or with a deformed or missing leg.

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

Similar surnames: Pera, Penna, Perla, Perra, Pena, Perno, Perona, Berna, Verna, Perea

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Where is the Perna family from?

You can see how Perna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perna family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Perna families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Perna families living in Ohio. This was about 57% of all the recorded Perna's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Perna families in 1880.
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What did your Perna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perna. 30% of Perna men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Perna women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perna were Barber and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Perna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perna 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Perna. 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 Perna. For the veterans among your Perna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perna lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Perna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Perna in 1955 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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