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Pera Name Meaning

Catalan and Portuguese: habitational name from La Pera, a town in Girona province, Catalonia, or from any of various places called Pera in Portugal, from Latin Petra ‘stone’. Italian: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of pears, from pera ‘pear’.

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

Similar surnames: Perna, Pero, Perl, Bera, Perla, Vera, Cera, Peri, Para, Petra

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Where is the Pera family from?

You can see how Pera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Pera families living in Hertfordshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pera's in United Kingdom. Hertfordshire had the highest population of Pera families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pera ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Mangress (wine Shop) was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Pera. 100% of Pera women worked as a Mangress (wine Shop). .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Mangress (wine Shop)
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pera. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Pera. For the veterans among your Pera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pera lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Pera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pera in 1961 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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