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Pehrson Family History

Pehrson Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Pehrsson: patronymic from the personal name Pehr vernacular shortened form of Peter . Compare Parson 3 and Person

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

Similar surnames: Peerson, Person, Pearson, Persson, Peterson, Pierson, Persyn, Perron

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Where is the Pehrson family from?

You can see how Pehrson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pehrson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Pehrson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Pehrson families living in Manitoba. This was about 53% of all the recorded Pehrson's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Pehrson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pehrson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pehrson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Pehrson. 100% of Pehrson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Pehrson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pehrson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pehrson. 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 909 military records available for the last name Pehrson. For the veterans among your Pehrson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pehrson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pehrson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pehrson in 1962 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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