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Pero Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Pero, a variant of Piero, which is a French-influenced form of Pietro. Galician: from the personal name Pero, Galician equivalent of Peter. Portuguese: habitational name from any of the places called Pero in Portugal. Catalan (Peró): pet form of the personal name Pere. In New England, probably an altered spelling of French Perrault.

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


Similar surnames: Peron, Petro, Pere, Perko, Fero, Peri, Gero, Peto, Pera, Pedro

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Where is the Pero family from?

You can see how Pero families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pero family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Pero families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Pero families living in New York. This was about 59% of all the recorded Pero's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pero families in 1840.
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What did your Pero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pero. 27% of Pero men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Pero women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pero were Truck Driver 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
    27%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Pero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pero 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pero. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pero. For the veterans among your Pero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pero lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pero in 1941 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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