Perry is a surname of English origin, deriving from either the Old English pyrige (pear tree), referring to one who dwells by a pear tree; or the Norman French perrieur (quarry), possibly referring to a quarryman.
In the works of Harry Turtledove, characters named Perry:
- Oliver Hazard Perry, historical United States Navy officer from the War of 1812.
- Matthew Perry, another US Navy officer and Oliver's brother, best known for forcing Japan to accept a diplomatic delegation from the United States in 1853.
Things named Perry:
- USS Perry, one of the Great Lakes Battleships in American Front, presumably named in Oliver's honor.
- Commodore Perry, a starship in Homeward Bound, named in honor of Matthew.
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