Perl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Origins Available: English
The distinguished and ancient German surname Perl is derived from "perle," meaning "pearl." The progenitor of the name was most likely someone who worked with pearls.
Early Origins of the Perl family
The surname Perl was first found in Bohemia, where the ancestral home of the Perl family is thought to be located. The young Perl family played an important role during these early formative years, contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bohemian society.
Early History of the Perl family
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Perl Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Perl, Perle, Perlmeister, Perlman, Perlmann, Perler, Perel, Perlmutter, Mutterperl, Perlmuter and many more.
Early Notables of the Perl family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Perl family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Perl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frederick Perl, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Perl (post 1700)
- Nicholas Perl (1942-1987), American founder and owner of Yazoo Records and Blue Goose Records
- William Perl, born William Mutterperl, American physicist and Soviet spy
- Arnold Perl (1914-1971), American playwright and theater producer
- Martin Lewis Perl (b. 1927), American physicist, co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995
- Hille Perl (b. 1965), German virtuoso performer of the viola da gamba and lirone
- Alfredo Perl (b. 1965), Chilean-born, German classical pianist and conductor, current conductor of the Detmold Chamber Orchestra
- Laura Perl (1905-1993), German-born psychologist born in Pforzheim
- Reto Perl (b. 1923), Swiss national team ice hockey player
- Joseph Perl (1773-1839), Ashkenazi Jewish educator and writer
- Curdin Perl (b. 1984), Swiss cross country skier
The Perl Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Omnes vires pro patria
Motto Translation: All my strength for my country
Perl Family Crest Products
- ^ 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)