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Perr Family History

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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Where is the Perr family from?

You can see how Perr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perr families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Perr families living in Hampshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Perr's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Perr families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perr ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Perr. 100% of Perr women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Perr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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