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Peron Name Meaning

Southern French: from a pet form of a personal name, a French form of Peter. Italian: from an augmentative of the personal name Pero. Spanish (Perón): possibly from a pet form of the personal name Pedro or a Castilianized form of Catalan Peró (see Pero).

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


Similar surnames: Pero, Perron, Person, Heron, Perin, Perona, Persyn, Perot, Geron

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Where is the Peron family from?

You can see how Peron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peron families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Peron family living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Peron's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Peron families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peron surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peron ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peron. 26% of Peron men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Peron women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peron were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    36%
  • Servant
    22%
  • Sewing
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Peron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peron 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Peron. 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 Peron. For the veterans among your Peron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peron lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Peron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Peron in 1959 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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