PEREZ Family Tree and PEREZ Genealogy Records

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Pérez or Perez, as most commonly written in English, is a Spanish and Jewish surname popular among people of Sephardic Jewish descent.

Origins

The surname with Spanish origins, written in Spanish orthography as Pérez, is a patronymic surname meaning "son of Pero or Pedro (Peter)". The surname has a Portuguese counterpart with the same meaning and etymology, Peres, written with a final "s" instead of "z" and without the accent.

The surname with a Hebrew origin is transliterated into English as either PEREZ or PERETZ, and is derived from the Hebrew given name פרץ (cf. Genesis 38:29), after the biblical character Perez (son of Judah), which in Hebrew means "to breach" or "to burst forth". That biblical character's Hebrew name, however, is transliterated as Farés in the Spanish Christian Bible.

Neither the Spanish nor the Hebrew surname corresponds to one single lineage. Instead, both correspond to many unrelated lineages.

Additionally, while the Spanish and Hebrew etymological origins are distinct, there are nevertheless those who carry the surname because, in their particular case, the origin of their surname is Spanish Jewish (i.e. Sephardic), and they, as Spanish Jews or their descendants, adopted the surname precisely because of its ambiguity.

Pérez as a surname among Spanish Jews or their descendants could be considered by their non-Jewish Spanish or Hispanic neighbors a typical Christian surname, yet still pay homage to their Jewish roots. This was helpful during the times of the Spanish Inquisition and its persecution of the Jews (and their baptized New Christian descendants) in Spain and its colonies in Hispanic America.

Among Spaniards and Hispanics, the surname by itself does not necessarily indicate a Jewish heritage. Likewise, among Jews, the surname does not by itself necessarily indicate a Sephardic heritage.

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2010 US Census data for PEREZ

This surname is in the top 162,000 names in the US Census from 2010. (There must be at least 100 to make the list).

There are 681645 PEREZ records listed in the 2010 US Census, and it is the Number 22 ranked name. A PEREZ makes up 231.08 of every 100k people in the population.

Other US Census data for PEREZ
4.96% are White Alone (Non-Hispanic)
0.45% are Black Alone (Non-Hispanic Black or African American Alone)
92.95% are Hispanic or Latino origin
1.17% are Asian Alone (Non-Hispanic Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone)
0.2% are American Indian (Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native Alone)
0.26% Non-Hispanic Two or More Races

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my wife's great-father jesus perez & jesusa padilla
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Looking for Juan Perez who was stationed at Fort Dix around 1972
by Teresa747 on 2004-07-10 14:45:32. page views: 1069, comments: 1
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