Perla Family History

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Perla Name Meaning

Spanish: from perla ‘pearl’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a trader in pearls, which in the Middle Ages were fashionable among the rich for the ornamentation of clothes. Italian: generally, from the female personal name Perla, meaning ‘pearl’(from Late Latin Pern(u)la (‘little pearl’), whence Italian perla ‘pearl’), but in some cases possibly a metonymic occupational name (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Pella, Perna, Pearl, Pera, Perl, Penna, Parola, Palla, Paula, Pezza

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Perla Family Origin

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Perla Family Occupations

What did your Perla ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chief Steward Merchant M and Domestic Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Perla. 50% of Perla men worked as a Chief Steward Merchant M and 34% of Perla women worked as a Domestic Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perla were Grocery Shopkeeper and Housemaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chief Steward Merchant M
  • Grocery Shopkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
  • Grocery Shopkeeper
  • Housemaid

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

Perla Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Perla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perla 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Perla. 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 388 military records available for the last name Perla. For the veterans among your Perla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perla Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Perla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Perla in 1962 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

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