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Persin Name Meaning

Croatian (Peršin): from peršin ‘parsley’ probably used as a nickname of a grower or seller. Slovenian (Peršin): augmentative derivative of the old personal name Perše itself a derivative of Peter . French: nickname derived from Old French pers ‘blue livid deathly pale’ probably denoting a man with pale complexion.

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


Similar surnames: Persyn, Person, Perrin, Perlin, Perron, Perin, Gervin, Tessin, Serlin

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Where is the Persin family from?

You can see how Persin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Persin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Persin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Persin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Persin's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Persin families in 1880.
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What did your Persin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Persin. 25% of Persin men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Persin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Persin were New Worker and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Miner
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    28%
  • Housewife
    28%
  • New Worker
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Persin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Persin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 499 immigration records available for the last name Persin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 318 military records available for the last name Persin. For the veterans among your Persin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Persin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Persin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Persin in 1960 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

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