The name also exists in variations such as Pereyra, Perera, Perero, Pereiro, Pereiros, Pereyro, Pereyros, Do Pereiro, Do Pereyro, Pereire, and others. In Portugal there are some families with variations of the name although Pereira is by far the most common. The variants of this name are more commonly found in other countries such as Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and Sri Lanka. Pereire, for example, is a French variant. Many Portuguese immigrants to the United States, especially Massachusetts, chose to "Americanize" their surname to Perry.