Persing Family History

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Persing Name Meaning

German: nickname or metonymic occupational name for a peach grower, from dialect Persing ‘peach’ (standard German Pfirsich). Compare Pershing.

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

Similar surnames: Pershing, Herring, Messing, Leising, Berling, Penning, Felsing

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Persing Family Origin

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Persing Family Occupations

What did your Persing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Persing family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Persing. The most common Persing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Persing's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Persing ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Persing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Persing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Persing census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Persing. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Persing. For the veterans among your Persing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Persing Life Expectancy

What is the average Persing lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Persing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Persing in 1953 was 47, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Persing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Persing ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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