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The founding heritage of the Persson family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Persson comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked as the parson or clergyman. This individual probably lived or worked at the parsonage. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Persson Early Origins



The surname Persson was first found in Norfolk where Clemens filius Persone was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Over in Somerset, William Parson and Isabel Parsones were both listed in Kirby's Quest as living 1 Edward III (in the first year of Edward III's reign.) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
Roger le Persones was listed in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire in 1323 and Alicia le Parsones was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcester in 1327. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

"A striking example of a purely south of England name, not to be found in my list north of a line drawn west from the Wash. It is represented in most of the southern counties, but its great home is in Wilts, whilst it is also numerous in most of the counties around this centre, namely, in Somerset, Dorset, Hants, Oxfordshire, and Monmouthshire." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
True to the quote, only one entry was found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379: Johannes Parsonson. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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Persson Spelling Variations


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Persson Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Persson has been spelled many different ways, including Parsons, Parson and others.

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Persson Early History


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Persson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Persson research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1704 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Persson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Persson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Persson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Persson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Persson In Ireland


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Persson In Ireland



Some of the Persson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Perssons to arrive in North America:

Persson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lucas Persson, who arrived in Delaware in 1644
  • Pafvell Persson, who arrived in Delaware in 1655

Persson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anders Peter Persson, aged 22, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Nils Persson, aged 29, landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Carl Persson, aged 17, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Gustaf Persson, aged 19, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Isaac Persson, aged 26, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Persson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Per Johan Persson, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Persson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Persson (post 1700)



  • Karl Gunnar Persson (1943-2016), Scandinavian economic historian
  • Joakim Persson (b. 1975), former Swedish footballer and coach
  • Joachim Persson (b. 1983), Danish badminton player, currently the 3rd highest ranked singles player in Denmark
  • Jörgen Persson (b. 1966), Swedish sixteen-time gold medalist table tennis player
  • Hans Göran Persson (b. 1949), Swedish politician, Prime Minister of Sweden from 1996 to 2006

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Persson Historic Events


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Persson Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Ernst Ulrik Persson, aged 25, Swedish Third Class passenger from Stockholm, Uppland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 15

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Persson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Persson 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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