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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

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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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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