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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)




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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)

Other References

  1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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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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