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Where did the Spanish Peres family come from? What is the Spanish Peres family crest and coat of arms? When did the Peres family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Peres family history?The notable surname Peres is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Spanish ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pérez, Perez, Pédriz, Pedriz, Périz, Periz, Pétrez, Petrez, Pétriz, Petriz, Pédrez, Pedrez and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peres research. Another 440 words(31 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1168, 1227, 1236, and 1309 are included under the topic Early Peres History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 200 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Peres Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Peres Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Peres Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Peres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peres 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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