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Pearson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers (see Pierce). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Parson, Person, Searson, Pierson, Pehrson, Peerson, Parsons, Merson

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Pearson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pearson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pearson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Sweden

    6%

  • Norway

    5%

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Pearson Family Origin

Where is the Pearson family from?

Pearson Family Occupations

What did your Pearson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pearson. A less common occupation for the Pearson family was Student. The most common Pearson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Pearson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • School

    7%
  • Going To School

    3%
  • Student

    3%

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

Pearson Historical Records

What Pearson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Pearson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pearson 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 109,000 immigration records available for the last name Pearson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 127,000 military records available for the last name Pearson. For the veterans among your Pearson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pearson Life Expectancy

What is the average Pearson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pearson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pearson in 1940 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pearson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pearson 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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