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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. PEHR-ee

Meaning & History

From Old English pirige meaning "pear tree", a derivative of peru meaning "pear", itself from Latin pirum. A famous bearer was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.