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Peerson Name Meaning

Altered form of English Pearson and of English or North German Pierson . Americanized form of Swedish Peersson: patronymic from the personal name Peer a variant of Per vernacular shortened form of Peter . The surname Peersson is not found in Sweden anymore (compare Persson ). Americanized form of Norwegian or Danish Peersen a cognate of 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Peerson family from?

You can see how Peerson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peerson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Peerson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Peerson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 42% of all the recorded Peerson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Peerson families in 1911.
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What did your Peerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peerson. 22% of Peerson men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Peerson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peerson were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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