Piersson is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Piersson comes from the French given name Pierre,
which is equivalent to the English Peter.
Early Origins of the Piersson family
The surname Piersson 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 Piersson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piersson research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1369, 1472, 1594, 1590, 1651, 1613, 1686, 1628, 1670, 1648, 1665, 1647, 1720, 1677, 1720, 1612, 1686, 1662, 1667 and are included under the topic Early Piersson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Piersson Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Pearson, Peerson, Pierson, Peirson and others.
Early Notables of the Piersson family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Andrew Peerson or Pierson (d. 1594), an English divine, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; Martin Peerson, Pierson or Pearson (1590-1651), an English musical composer from March, Cambridgeshire; John Pearson (1613-1686), an English theologian and scholar; Anthony Pearson (1628-1670?), an... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Piersson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Piersson family to Ireland
Some of the Piersson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 120 words (9 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 Piersson family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Piersson 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.