Coat of Arms: A red shield displaying a gold cross and 4 fleur-de-lis.
Crest: A tower.
Spelling variations include: Pérez, Perez, Pédriz, Pedriz, Périz, Periz, Pétrez, Petrez, Pétriz, Petriz, Pédrez, Pedrez and many more.
First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Among the early explorers of the New World was Juan Pérez de Sorita of Cordoba, who voyaged to Peru in 1550 and to Argentina in 1557. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Inés, who emigrated to Honduras in 1560.
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