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Parsons Family History

Parsons Name Meaning
English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson).English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson’s house.Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin (see McPherson).

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

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Name Distribution of Parsons Families

  • Number of Parsons families
     393 - 783
     132 - 392
     1 - 131
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Parsons families
     1,790 - 3,577
     597 - 1,789
     1 - 596
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Parsons families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Parsons Family Origin

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Parsons Immigration Information

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Parsons Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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