Perry Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry (see Harris). English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Ferry, Merry, Berry, Terry, Parry, Penry, Derry, Barry, Pere, Perr

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Perry Family Origin

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Perry Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perry. The most common Perry occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Perry's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Perry family was Farmer.

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Perry Historical Records

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Perry Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Perry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Perry in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perry

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