Perl Family History

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Perl Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Perel. German: habitational name from any of several places named Perl, Berel, or Berl. German: metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, from Middle High German perle ‘pearl’. German (Austria): from a pet form of Bernhard.

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

Similar surnames: Pell, Berl, Peil, Perel, Pearl, Pehl, Peel, Pero, Perk, Pera

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Perl Family Origin

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Perl Family Occupations

What did your Perl ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Perl. 4% of Perl men worked as an Agent and 46% of Perl women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perl were Cardbox Master Cutter and Charge Hand Bakey Pake De

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agent
  • Brench Manager Multiple Stone Marker
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Cardbox Master Cutter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Agricultural Trainee
  • Charge Hand Bakey Pake De

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

Perl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Perl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perl 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Perl. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Perl. For the veterans among your Perl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perl Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Perl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Perl in 1947 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perl

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