What does the name Pearson mean?
The Pearson surname originates in England, where it is believed to have Anglo-Norman roots and has spread throughout Britain. Pearson is a patronymic name, given to those who are the son or descendant of Pierre or Piers (early forms of Peter), and has been discovered in records as early as the 1300s.
The earliest occurrence of the Pearson surname in our family history documents is from 1420, and we currently have 1,518,741 records where Pearson appears.
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Typical jobs for Pearsons
Hard-working people, the Pearsons. 1646 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Pearsons lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Pearson in Yorkshire.
Pearsons’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Pearsons were angels, apparently. We found 1373 in criminal records.
Pearsons in World War I
According to the World War I records, 2817 Pearsons served in the First World War.