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The distinguished and ancient German surname Pershing is derived from the Middle High German word "pfersich," meaning "peach." It is likely that the name was first borne by a peach grower or an orchard keeper; it is also possible that the progenitor of the name lived near a peach tree, or at a house or inn bearing the sign of a peach tree.

Pershing Early Origins



The surname Pershing was first found in Swabia, where the Pershing family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The young Pershing family was instrumental during this formative period, playing a major role in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Pershing Spelling Variations


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Pershing Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pfirsching, Pfersching, Pfirsich, Pfersich, Pfoersching, Pförsching, Pershing, Pfirisch, Pferisch, Pirshing, Pfersch and many more.

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Pershing Early History


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Pershing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pershing research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1374, 1420, 1448, and 1460 are included under the topic Early Pershing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pershing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pershing Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pershing Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pershing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Pershing, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pershing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pershing (post 1700)



  • General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948), American general, commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force in the First World War. Among the numerous decorations he received was the Distinguished Service Cross [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    John Pershing. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) John Pershing. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Pershing

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Pershing Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ John Pershing. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) John Pershing. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Pershing

Other References

  1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Pershing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pershing 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 19 December 2015 at 11:18.

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