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Pearson Family History

Pearson Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers (see Pierce). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries.Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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

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Name Distribution of Pearson Families

  • Number of Pearson families
     591 - 1,180
     198 - 590
     1 - 197
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pearson families
     4,216 - 8,430
     1,406 - 4,215
     1 - 1,405
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Pearson families
     235 - 467
     79 - 234
     1 - 78
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pearson Family Origin

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Pearson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pearson

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Pearson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pearson census records

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Pearson Civil War Service Records

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