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The notable surname Perez 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.

Perez Early Origins



The surname Perez was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Perez Spelling Variations


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Perez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pérez, Perez, Pédriz, Pedriz, Périz, Periz, Pétrez, Petrez, Pétriz, Petriz, Pédrez, Pedrez and many more.

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Perez Early History


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Perez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perez research. Another 273 words (20 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 Perez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perez Early Notables (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...

Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Perez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan Pérez de Sorita of Cordoba, who voyaged to Peru in 1550 and to Argentina in 1557
  • Inés Pérez, who emigrated to Honduras in 1560
  • Andrés Pérez, settled in Peru in 1560 with his wife Isabel and daughter Magdalena
  • Diego Pérez, went to Colombia in 1561
  • Blas Pérez, landed in Hispaniola in 1562
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Perez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Perez, who landed in America in 1810
  • Alonso Perez, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Andres Perez, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Bartolome Perez, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Ferran Perez, who arrived in America in 1814
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Perez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles E Perez, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1904

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perez (post 1700)



  • Raúl Papaleo Pérez (b. 1971), considered by many islanders to be the greatest Beach Volleyball player in Puerto Rico
  • Roger Perez, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 123rd District, 2002
  • Rosalinda Perez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • Rosemary Perez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2000
  • Samuel Perez, American politician, Candidate for borough President of Brooklyn, New York, 1973
  • Tico Perez, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Orlando, Florida, 2003
  • Humberto Perez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Jaime O. Perez, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas railroad commissioner, 2012
  • Javier Perez, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 41st District, 1996
  • Jena Perez, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 2004
  • ... (Another 49 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Perez


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Suggested Readings for the name Perez



  • Children of the Hummingbird: Perez and Najera of Mexico and Texas by Robert McAlear.
  • Tales of an Italian-American Family by Joseph F. Perez.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    11. ...

    The Perez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perez 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.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2016 at 23:25.

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