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

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Peru Family Origin

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Peru Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Machanic

    11%

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

Source: Census data for Peru | Data not to scale

Peru Historical Records

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Peru Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peru

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