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Pearson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers (see Pierce). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Parson, Person, Searson, Pierson, Pehrson, Peerson, Parsons, Merson

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Pearson Family Origin

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Pearson Family Occupations

What did your Pearson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Pearson. 2% of Pearson men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Pearson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pearson were Farmer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Pearson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Pearson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pearson 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 109,000 immigration records available for the last name Pearson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 127,000 military records available for the last name Pearson. For the veterans among your Pearson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pearson Life Expectancy

What is the average Pearson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pearson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pearson in 1940 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pearson 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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