Welsh: Anglicized type of Welsh ap Herry ‘son that Herry’, a variant of take care of (see Harris). English: topographic surname for someone that lived close to a pear tree, center English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative the pere ‘pear’). This surname and also a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.


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You deserve to see how Perry households moved in time by selecting different census years. The Perry family members name was uncovered in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Perry family members were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 579 Perry families living in brand-new York. This was about 19% of every the recorded Perry's in the USA. New York had the highest populace of Perry households in 1840.

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Use census records and also voter list to check out where family members with the Perry lock lived. Within census records, you deserve to often discover information prefer name of family members members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and also occupations.

In 1940, Laborer and also Maid to be the optimal reported tasks for men and women in the US named Perry. 18% that Perry men operated as a Laborer and 8% that Perry women operated as a Maid. Part less usual occupations because that Americans named Perry to be Truck Driver and also Teacher.

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Census Records

There room 1 million census records easily accessible for the last surname Perry. Like a window into your day-to-day life, Perry census records have the right to tell you where and also how your ancestors worked, your level the education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 120,000 immigration records accessible for the last name Perry. Passenger lists are your ticket to discovering when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and also how they make the trip - native the ship surname to harbor of arrival and departure.

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There are 230,000 armed forces records accessible for the last surname Perry. For the veterans amongst your Perry ancestors, army collections provide insights into where and when castle served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1940 and also 2004, in the unified States, Perry life span was at its lowest allude in 1945, and also highest in 2001. The median life span for Perry in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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