Meaning and Origin of Perry - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Perry

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • French : Pear tree

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Small rock

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Welsh : Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry (see Harris).
  • English : topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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