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The name Person reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the French given name Pierre, which is equivalent to the English Peter.

Person Early Origins



The surname Person 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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Person Spelling Variations


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Person Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Person has been recorded under many different variations, including Pearson, Peerson, Pierson, Peirson and others.

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Person Early History


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Person Early History



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

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Person Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Person In Ireland


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Person In Ireland



Some of the Person 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Persons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Person Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Kath Person, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Ralph Person, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Thomas Person, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Bartholomew Person, who arrived in New England in 1640
  • John Person, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
  • ... (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
  • Philip Person, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Person Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Person, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Johannes Person, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1869
  • Erik Person, aged 35, arrived in New York, NY in 1869
  • Gertrude Person, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1869
  • Kristina Person, aged 61, arrived in New York, NY in 1869
  • ... (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

Person Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Constantine Person, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898

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Contemporary Notables of the name Person (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Person (post 1700)



  • 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

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Suggested Readings for the name Person


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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.

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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Person Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Person 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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