Pearsson is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Pearsson is a name that comes from the French given name Pierre,
which is equivalent to the English Peter.
Early Origins of the Pearsson family
The surname Pearsson was first found in Berwickshire
where the name was derived as "son of Pier." Walter Pierson of Berwickshire
rendered homage to King Edward I
on his brief conquest of Scotland
in 1296. However, some of the family were found at early times in Lancashire
, specifically at the township of Shevington where "Crook Hall was the seat of the Pearsons." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pearsson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pearsson research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1369, 1472, 1594, 1590, 1651, 1613, 1686, 1628, 1670, 1648, 1665, 1647, 1720, 1677, 1720, 1612, 1686, 1662, 1667 and are included under the topic Early Pearsson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pearsson Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Pearson, Peerson, Pierson, Peirson and others.
Early Notables of the Pearsson family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Andrew Peerson or Pierson (d. 1594), an English divine, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; Martin Peerson, Pierson or Pearson (1590-1651), an English musical composer from March, Cambridgeshire; John Pearson (1613-1686), an English theologian and scholar; Anthony Pearson (1628-1670?), an... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pearsson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pearsson family to Ireland
Some of the Pearsson family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pearsson family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Pearsson or a variant listed above were: John Pearson, who settled with his wife and two children in Barbados in 1678; Mary Pearson settled in Virginia in 1646; Nicholas Pearson settled in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1774.