Pérez

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Pérez
Family name
Meaning Son of Peter
Breach or burst forth
Region of origin Spain
Language(s) of origin Spanish / Hebrew
Related names Fares, Farez, Fretz, Peres, Peris, Peretz, Pesidas, Pharez, Pretz, Pritz

Pérez is a surname with at least two distinct origins: One is a Spanish surname meaning "son of Pero, Pedro, or Peter." The other is a Hebrew surname Peretz, derived from Perez (son of Judah) (Hebrew פרץ cf. Genesis 38:29), meaning to "breach or burst forth." The Hebrew name Perez is transliterated Farés in the Spanish Christian Bible.

The name rarely occurs as a first name, as in the case of Pérez Prado who dropped his original first name, Dámaso Pérez, and became known by his paternal and maternal surnames "Pérez Prado."

Pronunciation[edit]

In Castilian Spanish, the name is pronounced [ˈpeɾeθ]; in Latin America, [ˈpeɾes]. In American English, it is often /pəˈrɛz/ pə-REZ. In Portuguese the surname is Perez without the accent.

List of persons with the surname[edit]

Other forms[edit]

The other forms of the same family name are: Fares, Farez, Fretz, Peris, Peretz, Pesidas, Pharez, Pretz, Pritz, among others.[citation needed]

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