Perales History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The notable surname Perales 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.
Early Origins of the Perales family
The surname Perales was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Perales family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perales research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1168, 1227, 1236, 1309, 1570, 1628, 1606, 1670, 1634, 1693, 1642 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Perales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Perales Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pérez, Perez, Pédriz, Pedriz, Périz, Periz, Pétrez, Petrez, Pétriz, Petriz, Pédrez, Pedrez and many more.
Early Notables of the Perales family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was the legendary Castilian heroine María Pérez who, disguised as a man, fought against and defeated the Aragonese King Alfonso I and later married a Castilian prince; Pelayo Pérez de Fromesta, a knight of Castile in 1155; Count Alvar Pérez de Lara, tutor to the young King Alfonso VIII in 1168; Gutierre Pérez de Reynoso, ambassador of Alfonso VIII to the King of England; Ferran Peres Pardo, a knight of the order of Santiago; Alvar Pérez, who in 1227 was betrothed to a daughter of the King of Navarre; Rodrigo Pérez de Tapiola received a...
Another 145 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the United States, the name Perales is the 3,735th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
Perales migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Perales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Bartolome De Perales, who landed in America in 1812 
- Pedro De Perales, who landed in America in 1813 
- Tomas De Perales, who arrived in America in 1815 
- Gaspar De Perales, who arrived in Peru in 1892 
Contemporary Notables of the name Perales (post 1700) +
- Cesar Augusto Perales (b. 1940), American civil rights attorney
- Gabriel Perales Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 28th District, 2002 
- José Luis Perales (b. 1945), Spanish singer-songwriter and composer
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html