Perrin Family History

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Perrin Name Meaning

English and French: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Perrin, a pet form of French Pierre (see Peter).

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

Similar surnames: Perron, Perin, Persin, Herrin, Perris, Merlin, Perrie, Petrin

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Perrin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Perrin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Perrin Family Origin

Where is the Perrin family from?

Perrin Family Occupations

What did your Perrin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Perrin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Perrin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perrin. A less common occupation for the Perrin family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Perrin Historical Records

What Perrin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 140,000 census records available for the last name Perrin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perrin 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Perrin. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Perrin. For the veterans among your Perrin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perrin Life Expectancy

What is the average Perrin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Perrin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Perrin in 1944 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perrin 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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