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Peerson is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the French given name Pierre, which is equivalent to the English Peter.

Peerson Early Origins



The surname Peerson was first found in Berwickshire where the name was derived as "son of Pier." Walter Pierson of Berwickshire rendered homage to King Edward I of England 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Peerson Spelling Variations


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Peerson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Peerson have been found, including Pearson, Peerson, Pierson, Peirson and others.

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Peerson Early History


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Peerson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peerson research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1369, 1472, 1613, 1686, 1628, 1670, 1648, 1665, 1647, 1720, 1677, 1720, 1612, 1686, 1662, 1667 and are included under the topic Early Peerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peerson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peerson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Pearson (1613-1686), an English theologian and scholar; Anthony Pearson (1628-1670?), an English Quaker, Secretary to Sir Arthur Hesilrige in 1648, under-sheriff for Durham in 1665...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peerson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peerson In Ireland


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Peerson In Ireland



Some of the Peerson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Peerson were among those contributors:

Peerson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Peerson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683

Peerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cleng Peerson, who arrived in New York in 1824
  • Kleng Peerson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1825
  • Carrie Peerson, who landed in New York in 1825
  • Samuel Peerson, who landed in America in 1836

Peerson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Peerson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1821

Peerson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Peerson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • Louisa Peerson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Peerson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peerson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 11 February 2016 at 15:34.

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