Persson Family History

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Persson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Pär, Per (see Peter). The name is also found in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Person, Peerson, Pehrson, Peron, Pierson, Bernson, Merson, Persyn

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Persson Family Origin

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Persson Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Persson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Persson's were Farmers. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Persson. A less common occupation for the Persson family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Tailor


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Persson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Persson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Persson 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 78,000 immigration records available for the last name Persson. 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 Persson. For the veterans among your Persson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Persson Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Persson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Persson in 1950 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Persson 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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