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Person Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Swedish Persson. German: patronymic from Peer, Low German variant of Peter. French (mainly northeastern): reduced form of Per(r)esson, from a pet form (with double diminutive suffix -eçon, -esson) of the personal name Pierre, French form of Peter. Jewish: origin uncertain; perhaps an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press