Pherson Family History

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Pherson Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McPherson.

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


Similar surnames: Person, Pierson, Herson, Mcpherson, Heron, Peterson, Ferson, Hernon

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Pherson Family Origin

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Pherson Family Occupations

What did your Pherson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pherson. A less common occupation for the Pherson family was Farming. The most common Pherson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Pherson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pherson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pherson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pherson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pherson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pherson. 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 Pherson. For the veterans among your Pherson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pherson Life Expectancy

What is the average Pherson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Pherson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Pherson in 1959 was 34, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pherson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pherson 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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