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Persons Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Dutch Persoons, Persoens, a patronymic from Middle Dutch persoon ‘parson’, probably denoting the servant of a parish priest, or possibly an altered spelling of English Parsons.

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


Similar surnames: Parsons, Person, Parson, Passons, Perkins, Pearson, Passon, Herson

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Persons Family Origin

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Persons Family Occupations

What did your Persons 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 Persons. 4% of Persons men worked as a General Labourer and 46% of Persons women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Persons were Assistant wine House and Blouse Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Aero Engine Fitter
    2%
  • Air Bog Testig Type Wanp
    2%
  • Assistant wine House
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    46%
  • Home Duties
    4%
  • Accountants Worker Heavy Worker
    2%
  • Blouse Machinist
    2%

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

Persons Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Persons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Persons 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Persons. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Persons. For the veterans among your Persons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Persons Life Expectancy

What is the average Persons lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Persons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Persons in 1950 was 73, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Persons

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