The ancestors of the Pyearson family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Pyearson came from the French given name Pierre,
which is equivalent to the English Peter.
Early Origins of the Pyearson family
The surname Pyearson 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 Pyearson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pyearson 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 Pyearson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pyearson Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Pearson, Peerson, Pierson, Peirson and others.
Early Notables of the Pyearson 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 Pyearson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pyearson family to Ireland
Some of the Pyearson 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 Pyearson family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pyearson 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.