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PERETZ - Name Meaning & Origin

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Last Name Meaning & Genealogy Links for the Surname PERETZ

Meaning & Origin:

A common Sephardic Jewish surname, Peretz is a Biblical name meaning to "burst forth," and was borne by one of the grandsons of Jacob, the son of Judah and Tamar. (Genesis 38:29). The Peretz surname can be traced back to a group of Iberian-born Jews in 14th century Spain.

Surname Origin:

Hebrew

Alternate Surname Spellings:

PERITZ, PYRETZ (see also PEREZ)

Genealogy Resources for the Surname PERETZ:

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FamilySearch - PERETZ Genealogy
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Surname Finder - PERETZ Genealogy & Family Resources
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DistantCousin.com - PERETZ Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - PERETZ Genealogy in All Regions
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

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

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

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

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

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


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