Perry Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry (see Harris). English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). 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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Perry Family Origin

Where is the Perry family from?

SHOW MORE

Perry Family Occupations

What did your Perry ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perry. The most common Perry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Perry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Perry family was Farm Laborer.

Source: Census data for Perry | Data not to scale

Perry Historical Records

What Perry family records will you find?

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Perry Life Expectancy

What is the average Perry lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perry 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Perry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Perry in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perry

Famous Perry Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Look up another name