Heraldry: Pearson

Each family connects hundreds of people to form an intricate pattern of ancestors and descendants. Our origins span the world, our families come from all religions and ways of life. The common thread of Heraldry links many cultures and establishes the foundations of a Surname before words were a common understanding and images demonstrated a basic understanding to the populace.

This page represents the following Surnames: Pearson.

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Pearson Name Meaning

English: Patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers. The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

English and Irish: From the personal name Piers.

English, Welsh, and Irish: From the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter. In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers. Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

Family Motto:  ‘Dum Spiro Spero’ (While I breathe, I hope )

Family Crest:  

The Pearson Family Tartan:

Discovered in Cumbria, England in 1951 and donated to the Scottish Tartans Society by A.H. Pearson of Egremont in Cumbria. Original notes had ground as a bluish grey.

Additional Resources:

Last Name References from:
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
Encyclopedia of Surnames, John Ayto, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, ISBN 978 0 7136 8144 4
(Unless otherwise stated)

Wikipedia: Pearson

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