Perica families are Croats and they are mostly from Benkovac area. According to some sources they are from Krusevo near Oklaj. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Benkovac area and in Zagreb. In places Bila Vlaka and Velim in Benkovac area every third inhabitant had the family name Perica.
About 1400 people with faimily name Perica live in Croatia today, in 520 households. There were 820 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number increased by 70 percent. They are located in the most of Croatian counties, in 40 cities and 73 other places, mostly in Zagreb (310), Zadar (260), Split (80), Bila Vlaka in Benkovac area (75), and in Sibenik (50).