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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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Where is the Perrier family from?

You can see how Perrier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perrier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perrier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Perrier families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Perrier's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Perrier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perrier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perrier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Perrier. 26% of Perrier men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Perrier women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perrier were Operator and Housewife.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Floor Lady
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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