Peerson Family History

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Peerson Name Meaning

Scandinavian (Swedish Peersson): patronymic from the personal name Pär, Per, Scandinavian forms of Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Pehrson, Person, Pierson, Peterson, Persson, Pearson, Iverson

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Peerson Family Origin

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Peerson Family Occupations

What did your Peerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peerson. 12% of Peerson men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Peerson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peerson were Clerk and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Peerson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Peerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peerson 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 677 immigration records available for the last name Peerson. 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 567 military records available for the last name Peerson. For the veterans among your Peerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peerson Life Expectancy

What is the average Peerson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Peerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Peerson in 1953 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peerson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peerson 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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