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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


Similar surnames: Parson, Persons, Parton, Pearson, Person, Faison, Pardon, Garson

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Parsons Family Origin

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Parsons Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Parsons occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Parsons's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parsons. A less common occupation for the Parsons family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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Parsons Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Parsons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Parsons in 1941 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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