Peres History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Peres family
The surname Peres was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Peres family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peres 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 Peres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peres 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 Peres 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...
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In the United States, the name Peres is the 6,634th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Peres is ranked the 744th most popular surname with an estimated 6,597 people with that name. 
Peres migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Peres Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Francisco Peres, who arrived in Maryland in 1638 
Peres Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Peres, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762 
Peres Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andres Peres, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 
- Adriana Peres, aged 27, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Bartolome Peres, aged 34, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- D Peres, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Rogu Peres, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Peres (post 1700) +
- Waldir Peres de Arruda (1951-2017), Brazilian footballer
- Shimon Peres (1923-2016), born Szymon Perski, an Israeli politician, the 9th President of Israel (2007-2014)
- Peres De Oliveira (b. 1974), Brazilian professional football player
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ 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)