The name Piersin arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Piersin comes from the French given name Pierre,
which is equivalent to the English Peter.
Early Origins of the Piersin family
The surname Piersin was first found in Berwickshire
where the name was derived as "son of Pier." Walter Pierson of Berwickshire
rendered homage to King Edward I
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Piersin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piersin 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 Piersin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Piersin Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Pearson, Peerson, Pierson, Peirson and others.
Early Notables of the Piersin family (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 Piersin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Piersin family to Ireland
Some of the Piersin 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.
Migration of the Piersin family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Piersin or a variant listed above: John Pearson, who settled with his wife and two children in Barbados in 1678; Mary Pearson settled in Virginia in 1646; Nicholas Pearson settled in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1774.