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Person Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Persson. German: patronymic from Peer, Low German variant of Peter. French (mainly northeastern): reduced form of Per(r)esson, from a pet form (with double diminutive suffix -eçon, -esson) of the personal name Pierre, French form of Peter. Jewish: origin uncertain; perhaps an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.

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


Similar surnames: Parson, Merson, Peron, Persyn, Perron, Herson, Pierson, Pearson

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Person Family Origin

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Person Family Occupations

What did your Person ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Person. 34% of Person men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Person women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Person were Laborer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Journalier
    16%
  • Cultivateur
    16%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
    19%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Fileuse
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%

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

Person Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 52,000 immigration records available for the last name Person. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Person. For the veterans among your Person ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Person Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Person life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Person in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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