Last name origins & meanings:
- Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of
Herry’, a variant of Harry (see Harris).
- English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree,
Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a
derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of
variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.
Famous people with this last name:
This name appears in the following lists:
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