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Parsons Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson). English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson’s house. Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin (see McPherson).

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


Similar surnames: Parson, Persons, Parton, Pearson, Person, Faison, Pardon, Garson

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Parsons Family Origin

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Parsons Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Going To School

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Parsons family was Labourer. The most common Parsons occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Parsons's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parsons.

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