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Perrie Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (see English Perry).

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


Similar surnames: Perrier, Perry, Perrin, Serie, Pere, Terrien, Ferrier, Ferris, Persin

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Where is the Perrie family from?

You can see how Perrie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perrie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perrie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 6 Perrie families living in Maryland. This was about 86% of all the recorded Perrie's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Perrie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perrie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perrie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perrie. 26% of Perrie men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Perrie women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perrie were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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
    26%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Perrie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perrie 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 Perrie. 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 815 military records available for the last name Perrie. For the veterans among your Perrie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Perrie lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Perrie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Perrie in 1957 was 65, and 72 in 2004.

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