Perr Family History

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Perr Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Parr. Jewish (American): shortened form of some Ashkenazic surname such as Perelman and Perlstein.

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

Similar surnames: Pear, Perl, Herr, Perry, Pero, Perk, Peer, Kerr, Peri, Jerry

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Perr Family Origin

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Perr Family Occupations

What did your Perr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Perr occupation in the UK was Brewer. 33% of Perr's were Brewers. Brewer and Grocer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Perr. A less common occupation for the Perr family was Soldiers Wife.

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  • Brewer

  • Grocer

  • Soldiers Wife


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

Perr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Perr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perrcensus 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 611 immigration records available for the last name Perr. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Perr. For the veterans among your Perr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perr Life Expectancy

What is the average Perr lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Perr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Perr in 1963 was 81, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perr 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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