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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish
Where did the Portuguese Perera family come from? What is the Portuguese Perera family crest and coat of arms? When did the Perera family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Perera family history?The surname Perera is of local origin, that is, it is a surname derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from one of several places so named in Portugal. The name is derived from the Spanish word "Pera," which means "pear."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pereira, Perera, Perreira and others.
First found in Northern Portugal near the Spanish border. The ancestors of the bearers of this name are thought to descend from Don Mendo "irmao" of Desiderio, King of the Lombards. After a great storm at sea, five of his knights arrived at a port in Galicia, Spain in 740. One of the earliest records of the surname is of Don Alvaro Pires de Castro, who, in 1177 was given lands in Palmeira in the province of Entre Douro by King Sancho I.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perera research. Another 318 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1383, 1385, 1431, 1433, 1535, 1588, 1610, and 1683 are included under the topic Early Perera History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Perera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Perera Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Perera Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Perera Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Perera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perera Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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