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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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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Ag Labourer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Charwoman

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Ag Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Person. A less common occupation for the Person family was Charwoman. The most common Person occupation in the UK was Farmer. 12% of Person's were Farmers.

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