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Pere Surname Meaning

French (southwestern; Péré): topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous pear tree from a variant of poirier ‘pear tree’ or a habitational name from any of several places in southwestern France named (Le) Péré. Compare Dupere . French (mainly Nivernais; Père): relationship name from père ‘father’ used to distinguish the father from a son bearing the same personal name. Compare Lepere . Catalan: from the personal name Pere an equivalent of Peter . English: variant of Pear . Hungarian: from the old personal name Pere Pöre. Slovenian: from a pet form of Per an obsolete short form of the personal name Peter . This surname is rare in Slovenia. Compare below and Perz .7: Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Per: from the Slovenian personal name Per (see above) or a nickname from Slovenian archaic per ‘wild boar’ or a Slavicized form of South German Peer ‘bear’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pero, Petre, Peres, Perel, Peri, Perk, Gere, Perez, Pee, Pete

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Where is the Pere family from?

You can see how Pere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pere family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pere families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Pere families living in Yorkshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pere's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Pere families in 1891.
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What did your Pere ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Housewife was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Pere. 50% of Pere women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Pere lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pere in 1951 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

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