Perra Family History

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Perra Name Meaning

nickname from perra ‘stubbornness’, ‘pig-headedness’, from Spanish. habitational name from a lost place named Perra, from perra ‘leg’, ‘thigh’ (perhaps from Latin perna).

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

Similar surnames: Perna, Perea, Serra, Cerra, Parra, Cerro, Pera, Terra, Perla, Petra

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Perra Family Origin

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Perra Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Perra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Perra's were Farmers. Farmer and Picture Frames were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Perra.

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  • Farmer

  • Picture Frames


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Perra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Perra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perra census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 980 immigration records available for the last name Perra. 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 512 military records available for the last name Perra. For the veterans among your Perra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perra Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Perra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Perra in 1961 was 62, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perra 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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