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Perree family page

This family dates back to the 16th century in Jersey records


An unknown Mr Perree photographed by Ernest Baudoux in the 19th century

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Origin of surname

Perrée is a variation of Pierre and would have been a given name before its use as a family name. Pierre is French for 'stone', so it is possible that the original Pierres worked with stone in one way or another.

It is a name which has been in use in various forms in England since the Middle Ages and is said there to derive from the old English word pirige meaning pear tree.

The first record of the name is that of Henry de Peri in 1176 in the Staffordshire Pipe Rolls, during the reign of Henry II.

The name is common in Normandy, from where it almost certainly came to Jersey.

Early records

It is not found in very early records, the earliest records being from early 16th century. The similar names Perret, Perrier, Perier, Perrin, Perron and Perrot are all listed as distinct Normandy families, despite having a similar derivation. A Perrot is recorded in the Jersey Assize Roll of 1309.

The name de st Pierre was common in Jersey in the 16th Century but was probably distinct from Perrée.


  • Perree, 1605
  • Pierree
  • Perry
  • Perrie
  • Pirie
  • Pirrie
  • Pury
  • de Peri

Family records


Family trees

The first three trees overlap: the second starts earlier and contains more detail in later generations than the first. The third starts a further generation earlier and is considerably more extensive


Family histories


Church records


Great War service


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Perree family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Charles Perree, 6 Conway Street, St Helier - 8 October 1936, D/Y/A/99
  • Eliza Perrée, The Elms, St Mary - 27 March 1923, D/Y/A/83
  • Ernest Perrée, St Aubin - 18 December 1946, D/Y/A/116
  • George Perrée of St Ouen, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen 5s - 9 January 1875, D/Y/A/38
  • Jean Perrée of St Ouen, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen, 1s 15 February 1847 - D/Y/A/26
  • Laura Perree née Collas, Oaklands, St Saviour - 4 August 1944, D/Y/A/112
  • Maria Perrée née Amy, The Homestead, St John - 24 October 1945, D/Y/A/114
  • Maria Perrée, 1 Gordon Place, Beach Road, St Saviour - 29 September 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Philip Perrée, St John - 18 December 1940, D/Y/A/107
  • Thomas Perrée, 7 Troopers Yard, St Helier - 16 December 1936, D/Y/A/99

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Family gravestones

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