Last name: PEREZ

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All you have to know about the last name PEREZ

Last name frequency

PEREZ : This last name is indexed 1,794,636 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PEREZ : 1: Spanish (Pérez): patronymic from the personal name Pedro an equivalent of Peter. This surname is also found in France. Compare De Perez.2: Breton (Pérez): variant of Pérès (see Peres).3: Jewish: variant of Peretz.4: Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the name in 1 above at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

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