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Where did the Spanish Perera family come from? What is the Spanish 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 comes from the place name Pereira, which was situated near the river Ave, in the district of Palmeira, in the parish of Sao Pedro Fins. The place itself was derived from the Galician term "peral" which implied a place planted with pear trees.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pereira, Pereyra and others.
First found in Galicia, in the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perera research. Another 531 words(38 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1360, 1385, 1431, 1614, and 1812 are included under the topic Early Perera History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 107 words(8 lines of text) are 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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