Perry Family History
Perry Name Meaning
Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’ a variant of the personal name Harry (see Harris ). English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree (Middle English piri(e) peri(e) puri(e) Old English pirige pyrige) or a habitational name for someone who owned or came from a place so named. This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press