Pereira Family History

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Pereira Name Meaning

Portuguese, Galician, and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name from Portuguese pereira ‘pear tree’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word in Portugal and Galicia. The surname is also common in western India, having been taken there by Portuguese colonists.

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

Similar surnames: Perera, Sequeira, Moreira, Pereyra, Pereida, Pereda, Ferreira

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Pereira Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pereira name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Pereira Family Origin

Where is the Pereira family from?

Pereira Family Occupations

What did your Pereira ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pereira family was Builder. The most common Pereira occupation in the UK was Labourer. 14% of Pereira's were Labourers. Labourer, Waterman and Billiard Marker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pereira.

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  • Labourer

  • Waterman

  • Billiard Marker

  • Builder


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

Pereira Historical Records

What Pereira family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Pereira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pereira 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Pereira. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Pereira. For the veterans among your Pereira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pereira Life Expectancy

What is the average Pereira lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pereira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pereira in 1945 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pereira

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pereira 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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