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The ancestors of the Peirson family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Peirson is based on the French given name Pierre, which is equivalent to the English Peter.

Peirson Early Origins



The surname Peirson 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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Peirson Spelling Variations


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Peirson Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Peirson include Pearson, Peerson, Pierson, Peirson and others.

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Peirson Early History


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Peirson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peirson 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 Peirson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peirson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peirson 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 Peirson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peirson In Ireland


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Peirson In Ireland



Some of the Peirson 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Peirsons to arrive on North American shores:

Peirson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Peirson, who landed in Maryland in 1657
  • Margaret Peirson, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Steph Peirson, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Isabella Peirson, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Nathaniel Peirson, who landed in Maryland in 1676
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Peirson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martha Peirson, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Theo Peirson, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Joseph Peirson, who arrived in New England in 1716
  • Benjamin Peirson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Thomas Peirson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peirson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peirson (post 1700)



  • Major Francis Peirson (1757-1781), British Army officer killed in the Battle of Jersey during the American War of Independence
  • John Frederick "Johnny" Peirson (1925-1946), Canadian NHL ice hockey right winger for the Boston Bruins (1946-1958)

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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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Peirson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peirson 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.

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