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The distinguished surname Perri can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Perri came from the personal name Pietro, or Peter, which is itself derived from the Greek word petrus meaning rock.

Perri Early Origins



The surname Perri was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), where Giuseppe Peracchio, was listed as a brave soldier during the 11th century.

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Perri Spelling Variations


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Perri Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Perri include Perri, Peri, Perrico, Perotti, Perotta, Perracco, Perracho, Perrachino, Perrachini, Peracchio, Perrachio, Perotti, Perricone, Peracca, Perachis, Peracini, Peraga, Perazzo, Peralta, Peralto, Perolto, Peretti, Peretto, Perini, Perino and many more.

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Perri Early History


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Perri Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perri research. More information is included under the topic Early Perri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perri Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perri Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Niccol Perolto, a 15th century humanist from Fano who specialized in Latin and Greek translation. Antonio and Pietro Peracchio received the castle of Pieve di Livone in 1536; from this same family, Antonio and Michele Peracchio were officially recognized as noblemen and were given...

Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perri 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



Immigrants bearing the name Perri or a variant listed above include:

Perri Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrea Perri, aged 32, who landed in America from Coseiya Italy, in 1908
  • Angela Perri, aged 50, who landed in America from Amantea, Italy, in 1910
  • Alessandrio Perri, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Amantea, Italy, in 1910
  • Alberto Perri, aged 26, who landed in America from S. Vito, Italy, in 1911
  • Alessandro Perri, aged 27, who landed in America from S. Fili, Cosenza, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perri (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perri (post 1700)



  • Paul John Perri (b. 1953), American actor
  • Leslie Perri (d. 1970), American science fiction fan, writer, and illustrator
  • Nick Perri, American former lead guitarist of the Blues-rock band Silvertide
  • Fortunato N. Perri, American attorney
  • Oreste Perri (b. 1951), Italian Olympic sprint canoer
  • Sandro Perri, Canadian musician and producer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Perri Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perri 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 15 December 2016 at 00:38.

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