Parsons Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Parsons Name Meaning: A name given to a servant of a parson or parish priest.

This was a name given to a servant of a parson or parish priest. It was also given to children of a parson.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Parsons Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Parsons family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 788
Female Servant 515
Independent 280
Labourer 245
Male Servant 195
Farmer 156
Carpenter 106
Shoe Maker 82
Ag Labourer 56
Laundress 44
Dress Maker 42
Pauper 40
Tailor 39
Baker 35
Gardener 33
Mason 33
Weaver 32
Apprentice 30
Butcher 29
Blacksmith 28
Servant 26
Pupil 24
Brick Maker 22
Yeoman 22
Independant 20

Parsons Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Parsons 100% 157,585
2 Pearsons 88% 2,024
3 Persons 86% 982
4 Parsens 86% 157
5 Pursons 86% 150

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The surname Parsons is the most popular version of all its varients

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