The surname Perry is of locative origin deriving from the Old English word pirige or pyrige meaning "a pear tree." The original bearer of the name Perry was someone who lived by a pear tree or a pear orchard. The name Perry is first recorded in England in the 11th Century with an entry in The Domesday Book in 1086. The name Perry is the 96th most popular name in the United States with over 200,000 bearers.
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