Perez Family Crest

 

Perez family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Perez family crest

Argent (silver) - represents the sincere nature and history of peacefulness shown by the Perez family members.

Or (Gold) symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.

Gules (red) - known historically as 'the martyr's color', this symbolizes the historic military strength of the Perez family when needed in the middle ages.

 

 

 

 Meaning of the symbols on the Perez family crest 

Four Fleur-de-lis - represents purity, light and religious connections including connections of the Virgin Mary.

The cross fleury - symbolizes faith, wisdom and chivalry.

 

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Origins of the Perez family name

Perez is a common Spanish surnameIt is derived from the personal name Pedro, which is derived from the Latin petrus meaning "rock" or "stone".
 
The name was often used to denote someone who was from the town of Petra in Spain.
 
The first recorded use of the name Perez was in the year 1040.
 
 

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Summary of the Perez family and the Perez family crest

  • Perez is a patronymic surname, meaning "son of Pedro or Pérez."
  • It is one of the most common Spanish surnames.
  • The first recorded instance of the surname Perez was in 10th century Galicia.
  • Perez is also a common Sephardic Jewish surname.
  • The Perez family was one of the 14 families exiled from Spain during the Inquisition in 1492.
  • The family settled in Amsterdam, where they were merchants and bankers.
  • The Perez family played a role in the Dutch East India Company.
  • The first Perez in America was Francisco Perez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1513.
  • In 1654, many members of the Perez family settled in New Amsterdam, which is now New York City.
  • Perez has been a prominent surname in Latin America and today is a popular surname in the United States.
  • Perez is the ninth most common surname in the United States.