Person History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Person Ranking

In the United States, the name Person is the 1,680th most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Person is ranked the 1,493rd most popular surname with an estimated 3,914 people with that name. [2]


United States Person migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Person Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Kath Person, who landed in Virginia in 1636 [3]
  • Ralph Person, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [3]
  • Thomas Person, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [3]
  • Bartholomew Person, who arrived in New England in 1640 [3]
  • John Person, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Person Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Person, who landed in Virginia in 1711 [3]
  • Philip Person, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [3]
Person Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Person, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [3]
  • Johannes Person, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [3]
  • Erik Person, aged 35, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [3]
  • Gertrude Person, aged 11, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [3]
  • Kristina Person, aged 61, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Person Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Carl Oscar Person, who landed in California in 1903 [3]

Canada Person migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Person Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Constantine Person, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898

Contemporary Notables of the name Person (post 1700) +

  • Waverly J. Person (1926-2022), American seismologist, awarded both the Good Conduct Medal and Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal, in the early 1970s Person helped to established the National Earthquake Information Center
  • Curtis S. Person Jr. (1934-2020), American politician and a member of the Tennessee Senate (1968-2006)
  • Earl Old Person (b. 1929), also named Cold Wind or Charging Home, an American Indian political leader and the chief of the Blackfoot tribe in Montana
  • Wesley Lavon Person (b. 1971), retired American professional NBA basketball player
  • Dr. Ruth J. Person, American academic, the first woman and 7th Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint (2008-2014)
  • Robert Alan Person (b. 1969), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1995 to 2003
  • Chuck Connors Person (b. 1964), American basketball coach and former player
  • Marina Person (b. 1969), Brazilian actress, filmmaker and former MTV VJ
  • Luis Sérgio Person (1936-1976), Brazilian actor, director, screenwriter and producer
  • Andrzej Person, Polish senator, representing Civic Platform


Suggested Readings for the name Person +

  • 10 Years of Pearsons: The Descendants of John and Johanna Pearson who Emigrated from Sweden to America in April, 1889 by Frederick John Pearson.
  • Personotes by Dorothy Woolridge Person.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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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