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Definition: 1- A local surname derived from the Old English word "pirige" or "pyrige," meaning pear tree, denoting a "dweller by the pear-tree." 2- Possibly derived from the old French "perrier" or "perrieur," for quarry, in which case it denoted one who worked in a quarry or who lived in a rocky location.

Surname Origin: English, French

Alternate Surname Spellings: PIRRIE, PERY, PEERY

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PERRY Family Genealogy Forum
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PERRY Family Trees on the Web
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FamilySearch - PERRY Genealogy
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PERRY Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - PERRY Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - PERRY Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - PERRY Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - PERRY Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the PERRY surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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