Peralta Family History

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Peralta Name Meaning

Aragonese, Catalan, and Spanish: habitational name from any of the places in Aragon, Catalonia, and Navarre called Peralta, from Latin petra alta ‘high rock’. This name is also established in Italy.

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

Similar surnames: Perella, Pera, Perala, Palma, Petralia, Perla, Perales, Prata, Perna

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Peralta Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Peralta name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Peralta. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Peralta Family Origin

Where is the Peralta family from?

Peralta Family Occupations

What did your Peralta ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Peralta family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peralta. The most common Peralta occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Peralta's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Peralta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Peralta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peralta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Peralta. 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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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Peralta. For the veterans among your Peralta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peralta Life Expectancy

What is the average Peralta lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Peralta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Peralta in 1942 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peralta

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peralta 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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