Person Family History
Person Name Meaning
Americanized form (and a very rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Persson or Pehrsson (see Pehrson ). German: patronymic from the personal name Peer Low German variant of Peter . English: variant of Parson . French (mainly northeastern): from a shortened form of Perreçon a pet form (with double diminutive suffix -eçon) of the personal name Pierre French form of Peter . Breton (also Le Person): nickname from person ‘parson rector of a parish’. Jewish (from Latvia and Belarus): either a variant of Berson or metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Pere a pet form of Perl ‘pearl’ (compare Perel ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022