The surname Perez is of patronymic origin deriving from the given name Pero or Pedro the Spanish versions of Peter. It is also believed that the name Perez comes from the apostle Simon whom Jesus called "Rock", Pedro in Spanish means "rock" in tribute to his designation as the "rock" or foundation of his church. Perez is the 29th most popular name in the United States and the 7th most common name in Argentina.
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