Perrier Family History

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Perrier Name Meaning

French and English: occupational name for a quarryman, from Old French perrier, an agent derivative of pierre ‘stone’, ‘rock’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, from Middle English perie ‘pear tree’ + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Perrie, Ferrier, Carrier, Berrier, Verrier, Verdier, Harrier, Poirier

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Perrier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Perrier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Perrier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Perrier Family Origin

Where is the Perrier family from?

Perrier Family Occupations

What did your Perrier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Perrier family was Circuit Clerk. Painter, Artist and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perrier. The most common Perrier occupation in the USA was Painter. 13% of Perrier's were Painters.

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  • Painter

  • Artist

  • Blacksmith

  • Circuit Clerk


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Perrier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Perrier Historical Records

What Perrier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Perrier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perrier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Perrier. 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 930 military records available for the last name Perrier. For the veterans among your Perrier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perrier Life Expectancy

What is the average Perrier lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Perrier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Perrier in 1958 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perrier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perrier 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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