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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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