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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

Similar surnames: Parson, Merson, Peron, Persyn, Perron, Herson, Pierson, Pearson

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Person Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Person name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Person. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Person Family Origin

Where is the Person family from?

Person Family Occupations

What did your Person ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Person family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Person. The most common Person occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Person's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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Person Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Person. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Person 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 52,000 immigration records available for the last name Person. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Person. For the veterans among your Person ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Person Life Expectancy

What is the average Person lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Person life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Person in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Person 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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