The name Pyarson came to England
with the ancestors of the Pyarson family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the French given name Pierre,
which is equivalent to the English Peter.
Early Origins of the Pyarson family
The surname Pyarson 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 Pyarson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pyarson 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 Pyarson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pyarson Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Pearson, Peerson, Pierson, Peirson and others.
Early Notables of the Pyarson 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 Pyarson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pyarson family to Ireland
Some of the Pyarson 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 Pyarson family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Pyarson name or one of its variants: 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.