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Parson Family History

Parson Name Meaning
English: from Middle English persone, parsoun ‘parish priest’, ‘parson’ (Old French persone, from Latin persona ‘person’, ‘character’), hence a status name for a parish priest or perhaps a nickname for a devout man. The reasons for the semantic shift from ‘person’ to ‘priest’ are not certain; the most plausible explanation is that the local priest was regarded as the representative person of the parish. The phonetic change from -er- to -ar- was a regular development in Middle English.Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.Americanized spelling of Swedish Pärsson, Persson (see Persson).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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112,532 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,178 Military Records
11,627 Immigration Records
96,459 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Parson Families

  • Number of Parson families
     136 - 270
     46 - 135
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Parson families
     182 - 362
     61 - 181
     1 - 60
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Parson families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Parson Family Origin

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Parson Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Parson

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Parson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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