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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Perley

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Alt. Meaning

P is for peaceful, your quiet times.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

L is for love, your love of life!

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Perley

Perley G. Nutting was a in the field of physics. Perley was born in 1873. He died in 1949.

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Perley was born on April 6th, 1883. He breathed his last breath in 1938.

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Perley was born on September 8th, 1798 in Marietta, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on February 9th, 1870.

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Perley was born on June 7th, 1875. He died on September 30th, 1943.

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Perley was born on February 24th, 1774. He breathed his last breath on May 13th, 1834.

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Perley was born in 1810. He left this life in 1863.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Perley

Sir George Halsey Perley was a Minister of the Overseas Military Forces, Secretary of State of Canada, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Canada, and High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom. George was born on September 12th, 1857 in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He left this life on January 4th, 1938.

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Sidney was born in 1858. He breathed his last breath in 1928.

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William was born on June 4th, 1820 in Enfield, New Hampshire. He died on April 1st, 1890.

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William was born on February 6th, 1838. He passed away on July 15th, 1909.

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Moses was born on December 31st, 1804. He left this life on August 17th, 1862.

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David was born in 1898. He breathed his last breath in 1979.

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How popular is the baby name Perley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 24 0 24
1882 10 0 10
1883 8 0 8
1884 8 0 8
1885 12 0 12
1886 12 0 12
1887 12 0 12
1888 9 0 9
1889 5 0 5
1890 16 5 11
1891 9 0 9
1892 20 0 20
1893 11 0 11
1894 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1896 7 0 7
1897 6 0 6
1898 5 0 5
1899 9 0 9
1900 6 0 6
1901 10 0 10
1902 5 0 5
1903 6 0 6
1904 5 0 5
1905 7 0 7
1908 14 0 14
1909 5 0 5
1911 10 0 10
1912 11 0 11
1913 16 0 16
1914 22 0 22
1915 30 0 30
1916 22 0 22
1917 24 0 24
1918 18 0 18
1919 26 0 26
1920 26 0 26
1921 22 0 22
1922 23 0 23
1923 19 0 19
1924 29 5 24
1925 24 0 24
1926 21 0 21
1927 16 0 16
1928 21 0 21
1929 24 0 24
1930 26 0 26
1931 30 0 30
1932 21 0 21
1933 29 6 23
1934 9 0 9
1935 13 0 13
1936 10 0 10
1937 18 0 18
1938 20 5 15
1939 10 0 10
1940 26 0 26
1941 8 0 8
1942 16 6 10
1943 6 0 6
1944 8 0 8
1945 15 5 10
1946 9 0 9
1947 9 0 9
1948 11 0 11
1949 9 0 9
1950 13 0 13
1951 9 0 9
1952 7 0 7
1955 11 0 11
1956 7 0 7
1957 9 0 9
1959 6 0 6
1963 5 0 5
1964 9 0 9

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Popularity of Perley as a last name

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Common last names for Perley

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Palmer
  • Wheeler
  • Howard

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Perley U.S.
  White 91.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Perley

People with the last name Perley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Perley

  • How Popular is the name Perley? Perley is the 10,079th most popular name of all time. As a last name Perley was the 36,379th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Perley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,052 babies born with the first name Perley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Perley to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Perley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Perley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Perley is Saturday, August 27th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Perley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Perley was in 1915 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Perley Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Perley ranks 76th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 10 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Perley: Your name in reverse order is Yelrep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Epyelr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Perley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 615 people with the last name Perley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Perley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Perley as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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