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Persson Surname Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Per vernacular shortened form of Peter . It is also established in Denmark and northern Germany. Compare Parson 3 and Person English: variant of Parson .

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


Similar surnames: Person, Peerson, Pehrson, Peron, Pierson, Bernson, Merson, Persyn

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Where is the Persson family from?

You can see how Persson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Persson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Persson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 23 Persson families living in Quebec. This was about 27% of all the recorded Persson's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Persson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Persson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Persson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cultivateur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Persson. 50% of Persson men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Persson women worked as a Cultivateur. Some less common occupations for Americans named Persson were Cultivateur and Teacher. .

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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
    50%
  • Cultivateur
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Cultivateur
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
    30%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Worker
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Persson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Persson 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 78,000 immigration records available for the last name Persson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Persson. For the veterans among your Persson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Persson lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Persson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Persson in 1950 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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