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Peru Name Meaning

Basque: from the personal name Peru, Basque equivalent of Peter. Portuguese: nickname from peru ‘turkey(cock)’.

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


Similar surnames: Pero, Pere, Petru, Perk, Pera, Pech, Perna, Perz, Peris, Pee

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Peru Family Origin

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Peru Family Occupations

What did your Peru ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peru. A less common occupation for the Peru family was Machanic. The most common Peru occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Peru's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Machanic

    11%

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

Peru Historical Records

What Peru family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peru. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peru census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Peru

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Peru. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Peru. For the veterans among your Peru ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peru Life Expectancy

What is the average Peru lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Peru life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Peru in 1952 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peru

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peru 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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