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Perrell Family History

Perrell Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire):: from a short form of the Middle English personal name Peres Peris (from Old French Pierre; see Pierce ) + the diminutive suffix -el. habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Perrelli, Perrella, Percell, Petrelli, Parrill, Petrella, Orrell

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Where is the Perrell family from?

You can see how Perrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perrell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Perrell families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Perrell's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Perrell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perrell. 19% of Perrell men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Perrell women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perrell were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    23%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Perrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perrell 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 291 immigration records available for the last name Perrell. 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 702 military records available for the last name Perrell. For the veterans among your Perrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perrell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Perrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Perrell in 1958 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

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