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Persons Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized form of Dutch Persoons Persoens a patronymic from Middle Dutch persoon ‘parson’ probably denoting the servant of a parish priest or possibly an altered form of English Parsons . English (Wiltshire and Yorkshire): variant of Parsons . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Parsons, Person, Parson, Passons, Perkins, Pearson, Passon, Herson

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Where is the Persons family from?

You can see how Persons families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Persons family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Persons families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 80 Persons families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Persons's in USA. New York had the highest population of Persons families in 1840.
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What did your Persons ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Persons. 22% of Persons men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Persons women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Persons were Proprietor and Laborer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Persons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Persons 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Persons. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Persons. For the veterans among your Persons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Persons lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Persons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Persons in 1950 was 73, and 72 in 2004.

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